Early intervention in a stroke saves lives

Interventional Neurology Specialist Dr. Faculty member Utku Cenikli accepts stroke patients on certain days of the week. While it was explained that the sudden onset of blood flow in a certain part of the brain was interrupted for various reasons, it was explained that there was a shift in the face, speech disorder, weakness in the arms and legs, loss of vision, balance and sensation.

“Stroke is a cerebrovascular disease”

Explaining that stroke is still one of the leading causes of death in society, while still being the leading cause of disability and disability in adults, said Interventional Neurology Specialist Dr. Professor Utku Cenikli said: “Stroke is a cerebrovascular disease and is common in society. Every day in Muğla, one or two people come to our hospital because of a stroke. A stroke occurs in two ways. Either vascular occlusion in the brain, or bleeding due to rupture of the vessel in the brain. This leads to an acute symptom. It causes a neurological loss of function. The person may suddenly have a speech disorder, a sudden change in the face, sudden weakness in the arms and legs, sudden imbalance, sudden loss of vision. This sudden loss of function is an emergency. Because it’s a sign of a stroke. There are many brochures on this subject. One is a scale that we call ‘Fast’, for example if there is a sudden shift in the face or if there is a sudden weakness in the arms or legs, if he speaks fluently and suddenly begins to speak limply, this is an emergency and the 112 emergency center must be called immediately.

“Stroke is a brain attack like a heart attack”

Claiming that stroke disease is like an adaptation of a brain attack to a heart attack, Cenikli said: “Just as there is a heart attack, a stroke is also a brain attack. It is an emergency situation and patients should get to the emergency room quickly via 112 via 112.” Stroke is a treatable condition. However, if it comes early, we can treat stroke patients. Sure, we treat patients who come late, but we treat them more conservatively so they don’t have another stroke. But we can treat the sudden stroke. improve function loss of patients who come in the early period. We improve this in two ways. First we treat the clot that dissolves from the vein. We do this for patients who come within the first four and a half hours. In patients who come in the first 6 hours or within 24 hours, we can reach the brain vessels with stents and catch and remove that clot.If there is a large vessel occlusion, can we treat these by capturing and removing the clot in the vessel that causes a stroke in the brain with angiography. The most important factor here is time. When sudden loss of function occurs, let’s say there is a vascular occlusion in the brain. About 2 to 3 million neurolomas die every minute. We must act quickly for this. When the vessel is clogged, a dysfunction in the brain begins. This dysfunction gradually becomes permanent. If we intervene on that patient before it becomes permanent, we can cure him. Compared to those who received no treatment, the patients who received treatment improved significantly by the third month. They become able to do their own work. The most important issue for society should be known about stroke. For this, stroke patients must be called to the 911 Emergency Service and taken to the Emergency Service,” he said.

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