Stroke is the 2nd leading cause of death and 3rd leading cause of disability after cancer and ischemic heart disease. The recognition of acute stroke symptoms and knowledge about timely and prompt referral of a patient for possible thrombolysis is a need of time for which general practitioners (as they have to be the first responders many a times across Pakistan) need to be equipped with the advance knowledge about stroke treatment.
Shahzad, Waleed; Mushtaq, Hafiza Faiza; Inayat, Tehmina; Hassan, Muhammad; Rajput, Haris Majid; and Badshah, Mazhar
"Awareness of stroke among general Practitioners,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 13
, Article 5.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol13/iss4/5