Circulatory System Diseases Are Most Common Cause Of Death, Says Chief Physician

News: Diseases of the circulatory system are the most common cause of death and disability in Kazakhstan, reports, citing Bolatbek Baimakhanov, the chief physician of the country's City Hospital ? 7 in Almaty. Around 57% of deaths in the country are caused by cardiovascular diseases, and 40% by strokes, including ischemic and haemorrhagic strokes, Baimakhanov added. He went on to add that around 9% of patients who have suffered an ischemic stroke once suffer a recurrent stroke within a year of the first.

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Related sectors of this article: Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Epidemiology, Cardiovascular
Geography: Kazakhstan

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