October 29 is World Stroke Day. The global epidemic of this terrible disease the World Health Organization announced back in 2004. Every year, 6.7 million people on the planet die from a stroke. And if earlier this ailment hemmed in mostly elderly people, now even schoolchildren are subject to it. 30% of cases of the disease occur in quite young people aged 30-40 years. According to the World Health Organization, every sixth inhabitant of the planet falls ill with a stroke, every 6 seconds on the planet someone dies of a stroke. In Russia, this disease annually kills more than 200 thousand people. Only 8% of stroke survivors are fully recovered. 70% become disabled, 20% cannot walk on their own. Every minute counts!