Timely intervention and comprehensive care is critical in preventing the damage and long-term risks of a stroke
22 October 2020| Last updated on 25 April 2021
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide
In the UAE alone, between 10,000 and 12,000 people suffer strokes each year, and approximately 50 per cent of them are under the age of 45.
The damage to the brain from stroke takes place very quickly. It is estimated that 1.9 million brain cells die per minute. Therefore, immediate medical attention is important to minimise the damage and risk of long term disability.
At Mediclinic City Hospital’s certified stroke unit, experts are equipped to provide timely intervention and comprehensive care for all forms of stroke, including:
- 24/7 emergency service with fast track access
- A neurosuite with biplane imaging for endovascular procedures
- Theatres for neurosurgery procedures
- An intensive care unit
- Dedicated stroke ward beds
The main objective of the Stroke Centre is to provide education about stroke prevention, and enhance treatment and prognosis for patients who suffer a stroke.
The team at Mediclinic City Hospital includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, emergency physicians, intensivists, stroke nurses and physiotherapists to provide holistic care to our patients.
Numerous studies and analysis have shown that organised treatment by a specialist team in a stroke unit can significantly reduce both neurological deficits, such as paralysis or speech problems, as well as the mortality of stroke patients.
Seek immediate medical attention by calling 998 at any sign of stroke.
Remember “time is brain”. The earlier the patient is transferred to a stroke unit, the better the treatment outcome.
To learn more about the comprehensive stroke unit at Mediclinic City Hospital, click the link here.