You may not be available to provide needed information in an emergency. While you cannot predict when an emergency may happen, you can be prepared. Make sure that key health information is up to date, accurate and handy.
A type of stroke termed silent stroke is harder to spot; creates areas of damage in the brain where the area of dead brain cells are smaller than with a traditional stroke, but they can still have a significant and lasting impact on memory.
During a silent stroke, the interruption of blood flow is to a small part of the brain that does not control any key function; so at times, the person may not know they have had a stroke.
Different areas of the brain are responsible for different functions. The symptoms of stroke depend on the area affected.
Symptoms can be changes in sensation, movement, sight, speech, balance, and coordination.
Dr Sadanand Shetty, Consultant Cardiologist, K J Somaiya Hospital, Super Specialty Centre, shares his insights.-
Seeing the severity of the blockage, an Angioplasty procedure with Drug-eluting Stent 3rd Generation was done using Radial Artery Approach (Right hand).
The patient responded well to the procedure and was discharged the next day.
Angioplasty gets the blood flowing back to the heart. It opens a coronary artery that is narrowed or blocked during a heart attack by a blood clot, or fat and calcium from a ruptured plaque.
A severe asthma attack could be life-threatening. In case of an asthma flare-up, the symptoms worsen, demanding an immediate medical attention. Recognise the signs of an asthma attack.
The international accepted door to balloon time (time at which the patient reaches the hospital with on-going heart attack to the time actually the balloon opens the block and restores the blood flow to the muscles of the heart) intervention is within 90 minutes and 3 to 6 hours from the onset of heart attack for blockages need to be removed. It all begins of course with the involvement of the community, from the family physician to the ambulance services, nursing homes to create awareness and help the patient reach the Emergency Centre of Super Specialty hospitals like K J Somaiya Hospital, where this level of care is made possible.