The number of stroke-related deaths is increasing and stroke remains one of the major causes of deaths and disability worldwide. Between 1990 and 2010, the global incidence rate of stroke seemed to be stable, while other parameters such as the incidence of first stroke, prevalence of stroke, disability-adjusted life-years lost due to stroke, and the number of stroke-related deaths increased by 68, 84, 12, and 26%, respectively.

Stem Cells in Ischemic Stroke Feb 2018