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About Stroke Care Clinic

Stroke is a common disease with devastating consequences. Neuro Med Stroke Care Clinic provides dedicated care to people at risk of stroke and those who already suffered a stroke.

It is led by stroke expert Professor Ramez Reda Moustafa, who received his PhD degree and training in stroke neurology at the University of Cambridge, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and currently works at the Department of Neurology at Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt).

Services

  • Comprehensive neurovascular investigation
  • Stroke risk assessment & management
  • Stroke prevention therapies
  • Brain circulation ultrasonography

What is Stroke?

A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. “Mini-strokes” or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), occur when the blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.

Symptoms of stroke are

•Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)

•Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech

•Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

•Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

•Sudden severe headache with no known cause

 

If you have any of these symptoms, you must get to a hospital quickly to begin treatment. Acute stroke therapies try to stop a stroke while it is happening by quickly dissolving the blood clot or by stopping the bleeding. Post-stroke rehabilitation helps individuals overcome disabilities that result from stroke damage. Drug therapy with blood thinners is the most common treatment for stroke.

(source: NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

 

 

Understand Stroke

A brief video explaining how and why a stroke happens.

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