Sunday, May 15, 2011

15% Stroke Occurred While Sleeping

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati reveals a worrying statistic. According to data collected, nearly 15 percent of strokes occur when the patient is asleep. As a result, the risk of brain damage the greater because patients can not get proper care in quick time.

As is known, doctors usually give the treatment referred to as tissue palsminogen activator, or tPA for stroke patients, in the first few hours after the attack. However, if treatment is slower, then the potential occurrence of various complications in patients greater.

Researchers conducted observations of more than 1850 patients aged 18 years and over in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region, the United States. From observation, it was revealed that 273 patients had a stroke when they were asleep.

"Despite very difficult to know exactly when a stroke occurs, call for emergency medical personnel is essential, " said Azizi Ausim, researchers from Temple University School of Medicine, as quoted from MedIndia, May 14, 2011.

Whatever happens, the best thing to do is go to the hospital. "Currently there is imaging technology that can be used to indicate whether there is brain tissue that is not totally dead and could be saved," he said.
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