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Apollo Hospitals, OMR organised an event to salute, honour and celebrate stroke survivors.

Posted by Apollo Hospitals | 31 Oct, 2022

Apollo Specialty Hospitals OMR under the guidance of Dr. Karthikeyan, Interventional Neurologist, organized a special event to honor and celebrate stroke survivors on 28th October, 2022. The event was presided over by Prof. Shakir Husain Interventional Neurologist & Stroke Specialist, Mr. Senthil, Actor and Dr. Karthikeyan, Interventional Neurologist, Apollo Specialty Hospital OMR. This one-day event was organized to build awareness on stroke and to create and to emphasize on the need for early intervention for quality stroke care.

Speaking about stroke care Dr. Karthikeyan, Interventional Neurologist, Apollo Specialty Hospital OMR, said, “The emerging stroke treatments are all time dependent. 4.5 hours is the recognized time limit as of now to initiate an intravenous thrombolysis, when indicated in a patient. Any sudden neurological symptom should be considered as a stroke warning sign. For example- Sudden vision loss, double vision, dizzy feeling, vertigo, instability/swaying while standing or walking, facial deviation or asymmetry, difficulty in swallowing, coughing while taking food, change in voice (nasal tone, hoarseness), weakness of arm or leg, altered or loss of sensation in a part of the body especially on one side of the face or body, sudden shaking of limbs, difficulty in speaking, difficulty in understanding speech, inability to repeat a sentence when asked to do so, difficulty in doing a coordinated movement, new onset headache or change in the character of chronic headache etc.”

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31 Oct, 2022
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