Are you ready for a medical emergency?

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.

Silent Stroke – small stroke, big damage

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.

What is 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.

Asthma Emergency

Asthma Emergency
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.

Primary Angioplasty – A Life saving Procedure

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.

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