STROKE RISKOMETER TESTIMONIALS
"This is something great. The device will open a new chapter in the field of global stroke awareness and prevention, and the people of low- and middle-income group of countries will be best benefited, where basic infrastructure of overall stroke management is not readily available."
Prof. Dipes Kumar Mandal, President, Stroke Foundation of Bengal
"As a practicing stroke neurologist I frequently see the devastating consequences of stroke. Stroke affects 1 of 6 people in their lifetime. Potentially, stroke can be prevented in up to 90% of cases. The problem is that the majority of people do not know whether they are at increased risk of stroke and even fewer know how to reduce their stroke risk. The great advantage of the Stroke Riskometer is that it allows a person to calculate their risk of stroke within the next 5-10 years. Armed with this information, an individual can take action, with the help of their doctor, to reduce their risk of having a stroke or a heart attack. Stroke is much easier to prevent than treat. As one of my patients stated, the best stroke is the stroke you never had!"
Professor Stephen Davis, MD FRCP Edin FRACP, President, World Stroke Organization
"Finally, we have a 'riskometer' that allows us to tell patients that they should assess their own risk profile. This is very motivating
for persons at risk for stroke and helps them to evaluate their behaviour and actively avoid risky lifestyle."
Michael Brainin, President, European Stroke Organisation; Professor Michael Brainin MD, Danube University Krems, Austria
"The Stroke Riskometer Pro should be of interest to all adults, particularly those with a personal or family history of stroke or heart disease, who want to know their stroke risk and how to reduce it. The app also gives users greater control over the management of their health and will help reduce the risk of this devastating condition."
Alan Barber, Neurological Foundation of NZ Professor of Clinical Neurology and Director, Auckland City Hospital Stroke Service
"Based on the best available evidence from research, the Stroke Riskometer vastly improves upon existing similar risk estimates by including more recently described risk factors, such as those concerning diet and physical activity, and by refining risks associated with other risk factors, such as blood pressure. The Stroke Riskometer also covers a considerably wider age range (20-90 years), whereas people younger than 54 were previously unable to have such important risks calculated. Importantly, complex risks are calculated "behind the scenes" by Smartphone technology) and users have the option of using a premium version of the Stroke Riskometer which provides timely prevention information. The Stroke Riskometer is an important contribution to public health and to stroke prevention."
Jay Fisher, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health; The Ohio State University
"The new Stroke Riskometer is a readily accessible, quick, easy and fun tool to first, comprehensively calculate an individual's absolute risk of stroke and second, to determine the impact of risk factor modification on the risk of stroke."
Prof. Graeme Hankey, Department of Neurology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; and Winthrop Professor of Neurology, The University of Western Australia
"Feedback is one of the most powerful motivators for adhering to a healthy lifestyle. The stroke riskometer offers a state-of-the-art method of doing so. The fact that it is offered for free, makes it likely that it will be used widely. The stroke risk factors that it targets, if controlled, can contribute to reducing not only stroke, but heart disease and perhaps even preventing or delaying dementia. May this application enjoy the wide use and evaluation that it deserves."
Vladimir Hachinski, MD, FRCPC, DSc, Dr. hon. causa X4
Distinguished University Professor
Western University, London, Canada