Stroke is a major medical issue and one of the leading causes of mortality and disability in the world. There are wide variations between European countries in stroke incidence and mortality rates which clearly indicate that stroke is preventable.
The prospects for stroke prevention continue to advance. Risk factor management, antiplatelet, anticoagulant and surgical therapy reduce the incidence of stroke and reduce the risk of brain damage caused by vascular changes. Current knowledge and perspectives in primary and secondary stroke prevention will be discussed during the Congress with the participation of eminent world specialists in this field.