Institute of Stroke Management
Brain stroke is also known as brain attack. It’s of 2 types: ischemic stroke and Hemorrhagic stroke. Ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is stopped or interrupted due to which the brain cells starts to die because of lack of oxygen and required nutrients. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when an artery inside the brain bursts and starts to bleed.
Aneurysm may leads to a brain stroke which involves a swelling (balloon type structure form) in artery inside brain which supply blood.
A brain stroke is a medical emergency (highly critical situation) which requires an immediate action and multi-specialty treatment to save the damage of brain and related complications.
Good news is that the number of people die of stroke are reducing every year due to the availability of effective treatment and awareness in people towards taking an immediate action on these cases.
If you or someone near place starts to showing symptoms of stroke, pay attention and call the ambulance (1800 419 1066) as soon as possible. Symptoms include:
- Difficulty in speakingor slurring of speech and understanding
- Weakness in arm, face or legs
- Blurred or blackened vision from one or both eyes
- Sudden severe headache
- Difficulty in walking
Stroke may happen due to a blocked artery or busting of vein inside brain.
Factors Responsible for Stroke
Listed reasons can increase the risk of brain stroke due to lifestyle
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- High cholesterol
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Being obese (over weight)
- Stressful lifestyle
- Illegal drug consumption – cocaine and methamphetamine
- Family history of stroke
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Obstructive sleep apnea
Keeping your health maintained and implement below mentioned on your life
- Control blood pressure
- Quit smoking
- Avoid illegal drugs
- Quit alcohol
- Quit tobacco use
- Control diabetes
- Exercise regularly
For giving a proper treatment of brain stroke patient, a doctor needs to know the area and kind of stroke the patient had. For that assessment a doctor needs to perform a few tests to decide a procedure to follow.
- Cerebral angiogram
- CT Scan
Treatment of stroke depends upon the type and area of stroke. Hemorrhagic brain stroke is the most common brain stroke which involves internal bleeding in your brain. Ischemic brain stroke involves blocking an artery in your brain which stops blood flow. The team of doctors decides for the treatment option.
It is often an emergency procedure and full recovery can only be expected if the patient is treated within the initial 4-6 hours.
Different types of stroke are treated differently, for example:
For Ischemic Stroke:
- IVrTPA infusion – which is done by neurologist.
- Intra-arterial thrombectomy also known as mechanical thrombectomy – done by interventional radiologist.
For Hemorrhagic Stroke:
- Coiling or clipping
WHY CHOOSE APOLLOMEDICS
Apollomedics provides a multi speciality treatment to brain stroke patient with a dedicated Neuro Intensive Care Unit. We have few strict protocols are made to provide the fastest emergency services to stroke patients for protecting the damage of brain.
We have the MostAdvanced Bi-Cath Lab in the region, ACLS Ambulance and performed more than 100 cases from last 4 months and saved lives.