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R.N. Tagore Organised Angiographic Interventions

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Rabindranath Tagore Hospital organized a Press Conference on the launch of Comprehensive Stroke Management Programme on the World Stroke Day. The session witnessed the presence of all consultants of the Department of Neurosciences, R.N. Tagore Hospital, Kolkata. The Press Conference was organized to raise awareness about recognizing different types of strokes and its prevention and treatment. A stroke is a Brain Attack that occurs when the supply of blood in the brain is cut off by either a clogged or burst artery. Stroke is considered as one of the leading causes of preventable disability in the world. As per the report, Stroke is known as the third most common cause of death around the world after Cardiac Diseases and Cancer. Data Suggests that forty-one per cent of death in India are results of Stroke. Stroke survivors require intensive rehabilitation and

physiotherapy to recover their loss muscles and nerves. There are possible ways through which every individual can prevent stroke. These include lowering

blood pressure by reducing junk food, proper exercise. A stroke could also be prevented by controlling diabetes and also by quitting consumption of tobacco. The convention was attended by Dr Amlan Mondal, Dr Animesh Kar, Dr Hasim Hossain, Dr Arindam Das, Dr Arindam Ghosh, Dr Kaushik Sundar and Dr Nitin Manjunath. Stroke and Interventional Neurologist at R.N. Tagore Hospital, Dr Kaushik Sundar said that India has always had a high incidence of stroke patients every year. One can prevent the impact of stroke if the patient gets all the medical facilities within the first few hours. Due to the changing lifestyles, stroke is not related to older people, an event the young adults are also affected by stroke. Patients with large strokes, if they present to the hospital in time, can be taken up for angiography (just like in heart attack) and the clot can be removed. Awareness is the key to prevention and every patient must be aware that by adopting healthy lifestyles, one can prevent stroke. 

Pic : Krishnendu Kundu

Report : Anustup Kundu