What is this article about?
In 2017, there were about 38,000 stroke events in Australia. That’s more than 100 strokes every day. Stroke is a leading cause of disability and accounts for about 5.3% of deaths in Australia, making it one of the five most common underlying causes of mortality. Stroke is a medical emergency. Surviving and recovering from a stroke is reliant on rapid recognition and treatment, as there is only a narrow window of time during which interventions will work effectively.