Estimating the potential contribution of stroke treatments and preventative policies to reduce the stroke and ischemic heart disease mortality in Turkey up to 2032: a modelling study

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Islek D., Sozmen K., ÜNAL B., Guzman-Castillo M., Vaartjes I., Critchley J., ...More

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.16, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12889-015-2655-8
  • Journal Name: BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Stroke, Cardiovascular Diseases, Death, Decision Modeling, Prevention, TRANS-FAT, SECONDARY PREVENTION, GLOBAL BURDEN, METAANALYSIS, DECLINE, SALT, RISK, REDUCTIONS, DEATH
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Stroke and Ischemic Heart Diseases (IHD) are the main cause of premature deaths globally, including Turkey. There is substantial potential to reduce stroke and IHD mortality burden; particularly by improving diet and health behaviours at the population level. Our aim is to estimate and compare the potential impact of ischemic stroke treatment vs population level policies on ischemic stroke and IHD deaths in Turkey if achieved like other developed countries up to 2022 and 2032.