Scandinavians Study Strokes

The first patients have now been included in the largest study on strokes to be carried out in Scandinavia. 

A total of 2 500 patients were chosen from over 100 clinics in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Researchers hope to get answers to important questions on how to best treat stroke victims. 

Each year, some 30 000 Swedes suffer a stroke and by the year 2010, that figure is expected to increase by 30 percent due to the aging population.  Strokes are the third most common cause of death in Sweden after heart disease and tumours.