Ignorance of symptoms can be fatal
Emergency treatment reduces the risk of disability in cases of stroke. A survey shows that ignorance of delayed symptoms taking charge.
Cerebrovascular accident (stroke) strikes each year 150,000 people in our country. It is the leading cause of disability in adults. A drug injected within
three hours from onset of symptoms reduces the risk by 40% after a stroke. However, a U.S. survey published last week in the Emergency Medicine
Journal reveals that more than half of affected patients with a stroke was unfamiliar with the symptoms, do not understand what was happening. And
he preferred to wait until it happens, the fatal error, instead of calling for help. The British government launched a media campaign for the general
public to teach the population to identify the warning signs of a stroke. In France, experts are alarmed too late to care. They also believe that
campaigns are needed of this type. Stroke is the result where 80% of the restoration of a brain artery by a thrombus (clot) in 20% cases of hemorrhage
of U.S. based research artery. In the examination of 400 people hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester because of a stroke. Only 42% of patients
were included, the first symptoms, he suffered a stroke and asked for help fast enough. The others, thinking he was disturbed expected transition,
hoping that the symptoms are not alone.
However, 50% knew that stroke should be treated with urgency, but only 20% of them knew of the existence of a drug that can dissolve clots in the
brain. In France, there has been no study of this type, but there are big problems for the recognition of the times by patients, says Professor Pierre
Amarenco (center and stroke treatment, Hospital Bichat, Paris). Ignorance is thus a loss of opportunity. Therefore, we must know that there is
sometimes blow so brutal, or they may develop within hours. The intensity of the initial disturbance is variable, as is their expression for the area of the
brain involved. We must act within three hours o