Strokes could cause almost 10 million deaths a year by 2050 if no action is taken, mainly in lower-income countries, with a global cost of about $2.3 trillion annually, says a study published this Monday. in The Lancet Neurology.
A commission formed by the New World Stroke Organization and Lancet Neurology has carried out an epidemiological analysis that projects that deaths from cerebral infarctions will increase by almost 50% in the period, from 6.6 million in 2020 to 9.7 million in 2050, with a bgrowing gap among low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and high-income countries (HIC).
The study estimates that stroke deaths in LMICs will rise from 5.7 million in 2020 to 8.8 million in 2050, while The PIAs will remain practically unchanged, by around 900,000 between 2020 and 2050.
In 2050, 91% of stroke deaths are expected to occur in LMICs, compared to 9% in HICs. This contrasts with the proportion in 2020, of 86 and 14%, respectively, the researchers say.
The economic analysis collected in the study indicates that treatment, rehabilitation and costs indirect effects of stroke could more than doublefrom 891 billion dollars in 2020 to 2.3 trillion in 2050.