Nearly 3,000 visits to HMC’s Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic since April 2018

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Nearly 3,000 visits to HMC’s Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic since April 2018

Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic (SSPC) has conveyed instruction, checking, and counteractive action administrations to several stroke patients during just about 3,000 visits since opening in April 2018. 

The point of the facility, which is situated at Hamad General Hospital, is to lessen the hazard for a repeat in patients who have as of late had a stroke or transient ischemic assault (TIA or 'smaller than usual stroke'). 

Dr Naveed Akhtar, Head of Stroke Services at HMC, stated, "The patients that we find in this facility have a high danger of enduring a stroke or TIA, regularly for the second or even third time." 


"We have gained tremendous ground lately to improve the treatment given to stroke patients and we currently observe patients all the more rapidly, treat them with pro groups and help them recoup quicker than any time in recent memory. The Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic supplements these upgrades by empowering us to not just treat the side effects and impacts of stroke yet in addition to keep strokes from happening once more," included Dr Akhtar. 

Stroke is one of the main sources of mortality and the main source of perpetual handicap on the planet. Because of the high predominance of a considerable lot of the hazard variables of stroke among Qatar's populace, the frequency of stroke is high, especially among those younger than 60 years. 

"Studies demonstrate that the danger of intermittent stroke is somewhere in the range of five and 10% inside the initial 30 days and ascends to up to 40 percent inside five years of the underlying stroke. Therefore, it is basic that we give reasonable instruction and backing to stroke patients to attempt to forestall any further occurrences," said Dr Akhtar. 

The stroke group guarantees all stroke patients are given an arrangement date at the SSPC inside about a month and a half of release from each HMC emergency clinic. 

The SSPC runs eight centers every week, with administrations conveyed by uncommonly prepared stroke advisors, clinical attendant authorities, instructors, and drug specialists. 

"During the interviews, our groups talk about a wide scope of precaution issues with patients, including symptomatic outcomes, sound way of life propensities and the fundamental hazard factors for stroke," said Paula Bourke, Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist for Stroke. "The new facility is furnished with cutting edge stroke examination innovation," said Bourke.