In Germany, 270,000 people suffer a stroke every year. A clinical picture that is based on an ischaemic cause (circulatory disorder) in up to 85 percent of cases.
In order to exclude long-term consequences, it is crucial to act as quickly as possible if the worst comes to the worst. However, prevention is just as important in the fight against this group of chronic cardiovascular diseases. Our doctors at Avi Medical are there to help you with this at all our locations.
A stroke is an acute insufficiency of the brain, which is followed by an infarction. Depending on the affected area of the brain, this tissue destruction of the organ causes physical deficits, such as impaired vision and smell or paralysis.
A possible precursor of this clinical picture is the so-called transient ischaemic attack (TIA). In this case, there is also an undersupply of the brain, but without tissue destruction and the resulting symptoms. A TIA does not usually cause any consequential damage, but it does increase the risk of developing a stroke - especially in the first days and weeks after the attack.
An ischaemic stroke is diagnosed by a local circulatory disturbance and thus a lack of blood supply to the brain.
A second group of this clinical picture, the haemorrhagic (bloody) stroke, is in turn recognised by a neurological dysfunction . This is triggered by a haemorrhage (e.g. due to a fall) or the spontaneous rupture of an abnormal vasodilatation.
Possible triggers of an ischaemic stroke include:
A haemorrhagic stroke can in turn have the following triggers :
Depending on the affected area of the brain, you can recognize a stroke by the following typical and usually sudden symptoms :
Additional possible symptoms are:
If the lower areas of the brain (cerebellum or brainstem) are affected, the symptoms are particularly severe. These include:
An acute stroke requires rapid diagnosis and immediate treatment with inpatient admission to the nearest hospital. Ideally, the hospital should have a ward specialised in strokes (the stroke unit).
If the worst comes to the worst, our experienced doctors will treat you here as follows:
Avi Medical also ensures the follow-up of the successfully treated stroke through the following measures:
And to prevent a stroke from happening in the first place - prevention is an important component for us at Avi Medical . This is made up as follows: