Identify Stroke Symptoms and act Fast
Contact Hospital and notify for patient arrival. Avail hospital services.
Be aware of the symptoms, as immediate action can save life
Sudden loss of body balance
Trouble seeing out in one or both eyes
Sudden drooping of the Face
Weakness and freezing of Arm
Slurring of the Speech
Rush to stroke ready hospital
Blockage of vessels leading to reduced blood flow and cell death.
Rupture of blood vessels leading to spillage in brain or CSF spaces.
● Once ischemic stroke strikes, a core of brain cells die (called as infarct). Around this core is a Penumbra of nerves that continues to be dysfunctional but alive due to blood from surrounding vessels called collaterals. This area is called as the penumbra and may be salvaged by quickly opening (recanalizing) the diseased vessel.
● Opening (recanalizing) the vessel can save/ salvage the penumbral tissues from dying.
● This recanalization (opening) of the vessel has to occur as early as possible for maximal benefit. There is no benefit beyond the time termed as Golden Hours.
Golden Hours for Intravenous Thrombolysis = 4.5 hours (drug given in vein)
Golden Hours for Thrombectomy= 6 hours (6-24 hours in selective patients) (Angiographic pulling or Sucking out the clot)
Monitor your BP regularly
Do exercise regularly
Maintain a healthy diet. Never skip meals.
Avoid fast food, oily food. Check your Cholestrol regularly
Maintain a healthy BMI
Quit smoking immediately
Avoid consumption of alcohol
Identify and treat Atrial Fibration
Check your body sugar level regularly
Ensure timely preventive health check up