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Fortis Hospital Noida commemorates World Stroke Day to spread awareness on the disease

Date : July 27, 2016

To commemorate the occasion of World Stroke Day, Fortis Hospital, Noida released facts to increase awareness and understanding on Stroke and its treatment solutions. This initiative was supported by Dr. Jyoti Bala Sharma, Senior Consultant, Neurology & Dr. Atampreet Singh, Senior Consultant, Neurology, Fortis Hospital, NOIDA.

A stroke or brain attack can happen to anyone. One in five people are estimated to have a stroke at some point in their life. A stroke can strike at any age but is more commonly seen in people over 65 years of age. A stroke is initiated when a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain bursts or gets blocked by a clot. This results in an interruption of blood supply to some part of the brain. Consequently, this can damage or destroy brain cells resulting in affecting body functions. If the brain suffers a condition without oxygen for a long time then it can become permanently damaged.

High blood pressure is the commonly known major risk factor for strokes. The other major risk factors are: Atrial fibrillation, Diabetes, Family history of stroke, High cholesterol, increasing age especially after age 55. It is estimated that stroke is higher in people who follow a sedentary lifestyle by being overweight or obese, drinking heavily, intake of a high amount of fat or salt, smoking and taking cocaine and other illegal drugs.

Dr Jyoti Bala Sharma, Senior Consultant, Neurology, Fortis Hospital, Noida said, “We have been treating stroke patients with utmost care. Our team of experts are equipped with a vital edge of proficiency applied at every step. With this initiative we aim to create more and more awareness and spread the word of importance of tertiary care for stroke patients. Fortis Noida boasts of a team of dedicated neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro critical team, stroke nurses in providing best care to our patients. The hospital also has state-of-the-art stroke ICU with bed side CT scan machine to provide upgraded treatment solutions and care to our patients.” 

For more information, please contact:

Fortis Healthcare Ltd.

Ajey Maharaj: +91 9871798573; 

Vidya Pawan Kapoor: + 91-9899996189 

Joyshree Saikia: +91 9711972019 

Avian Media

Rishu Singh, +91-9958891501; 

Preeti Sehrawat: +91-9711170599 

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