What is acute stroke (sudden paralysis) and why does it occur?
Acute stroke (sudden paralysis) is a condition in which the cerebral vessels are suddenly blocked by a clot, especially in advanced ages, and therefore some of the brain functions are lost and become paralyzed.
What happens as a result of acute stroke (sudden paralysis) and why is it important?
Affected individuals often die and become dependent in later life. Stroke is also known as a stroke. Early treatment of these patients, which is a major social problem in our country as well as all over the world, is very important in terms of preventing deaths and dependency.
How common is death from acute stroke (sudden paralysis)?
Despite the dizzying developments in the field of medicine in recent years, deaths due to stroke are ranked 3rd in many countries and 2nd in some countries. On the other hand, it is noteworthy that it ranks first in terms of diseases that cause disability. As a result of the stroke, personal grievances, family dramas are experienced and cause great economic losses.
What are the causes of acute stroke (sudden paralysis)?
While 60-70% of the clots causing vascular occlusion in stroke patients are caused by problems in the heart, in 20-30% of patients, arteriosclerosis and stenosis in the neck are caused by developed vessels.
Acute stroke (sudden paralysis, stroke How are patients treated?
While these patients were initially treated only with medication, with the publication of the results of studies conducted in 2014 and 2015, interventional radiological methods were found to be effective in the treatment of this disease. These methods have been widely used in treatment in Turkey as well as all over the world.
Studies have shown that in patients who develop stroke and can come to the hospital in the first 3-4 hours, and in the first 6-8 hours, the mechanical removal, suction and removal of the clot by entering into the artery is much better than the treatment with drugs given only by the vein or by mouth. has shown. With the treatment performed by entering the artery, the risk of patient deaths and the risk of living dependent on the living patients is significantly reduced.
It is vital that these methods can be applied as early as possible in patients. Therefore, it is necessary for the society to know the symptoms of this disease well and to show an early reaction.