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  • Mission Brain Attack’ Launched By Indian Stroke Association In Varanasi

    Published on May 17, 2024

     Mission Brain Attack’, a nation-wide campaign, focussed on end- to- end care for strokes was launched by the Indian Stroke Association (ISA) in Varanasi. It begins with addressing prevention and moves on to acute management and rehabilitation. Global statistics reveal that one among every four individuals may suffer from stroke.

    Dr Nirmal Surya, President- ISA, Dr Arvind Sharma, Secretary- ISA and Dr Avinash Chandra Singh, addressed the post event press conference.

    Dr Nirmal Surya opined, “There are three major reasons that cause stroke- blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol. If your elders have suffered from a stroke and you also have blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol, then you need to be cautious. For this you have to keep your weight low, control cholesterol and quit alcohol and tobacco. “He further added, “Current statistics reveal that on an average three individuals are suffering from paralysis every minute.  Paralysis is also the third biggest cause of death.”

    The key revelations during the press conference were the following

    GOLDEN HOUR

    4 Hours 30 mins, is the golden hour, within which a patient can be taken to the hospital to reverse the stroke

    GENETICS

    Although there is no direct link of genetics to a person getting stroke, family history of medical conditions will play a role

    SIGNS

    To identify all signs of stroke and rush the person immediately to hospital and the public awareness in this regard is very crucial

    Some of the signs are:

    B – Balance

    E – vision loss

    F – Facial deviation

    A – Arm & Leg weakness

    S – Speech disturbance

    T – Time call 108 or Ambulance to reach to a Stroke Ready hospital (With CT scan availability)

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