Stroke-related mortality rate down by 50% in Qatar

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Stroke-related mortality rate down by 50% in Qatar

The openings of a committed Stroke Ward at Hamad General Hospital (HGH) and related administrations over the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have assumed a key job in guaranteeing stroke patients in Qatar get the most secure and best consideration. 

Since 2014 the death rate and admission to Intensive Care Unit because of stroke has decreased by 50 percent. The emergency clinic stay has dropped from eight days to four or five days, said Dr Maher Saqqur, Director Neurology at HGH. 


"The multi-disciplinary nature of the consideration gave at HGH has contributed incredibly to persistent consideration. The broad group engaged with the treatment of each stroke quiet is vital to the multi-disciplinary consideration patients get. Stroke nervous system specialists, recovery doctors, stroke medical attendants, partnered wellbeing experts, stroke organizers and clinical medical attendant authorities all give their mastery in forming quiet treatment plans as indicated by every patient's individual needs," he revealed to The Peninsula. 

"In 2013 the death rate because of stroke was between a normal of 12 and 15 percent however at this point dropped somewhere in the range of 6 and 7 percent," said Dr Saqqur, who is additionally Clinical educator of nervous system science and drug at University of Alberta. 

Likewise, thrombolysis a globally perceived as a successful treatment in intense ischemic stroke, which must be given inside 4.5 hours of the beginning of side effects — the HMC stroke group currently normally uses interventional thrombectomies, the recovery of blocked vessel clumps through a catheter. 

The Stroke Ward at HGH lead by Dr Naveed Akhtar and his multidisciplinary group finishes five years on Thursday, March 14. 

HGH works as the principle clinic for stroke care, while tele-stroke administrations are given by other general medical clinics of HMC. When patients are balanced out, they for the most part get exchanged to the stroke ward at HGH. In 2018, an aggregate of 2200 were treated for stroke crosswise over HMC and it was 1900 of every 2017. "HMC's Stroke Program group has kept on improving consideration results for patients, in spite of expanding volumes," said Dr Saqqur. 

Other than the intense consideration the recovery procedure for patients at HMC starts as ahead of schedule as could be expected under the circumstances, frequently 24 hours after the stroke has happened. Experienced physical drug and restoration (PMR) groups comprehend the lifesaving capability of ahead of schedule, propelled stroke treatment and work on early intercession restoration group (EIRT) of doctors and specialists to concentrate on the stroke recuperation process. 

"The essential point of stroke recovery is to empower the patient to relearn the engine aptitudes they have lost because of the stroke. HMC's master restoration groups cooperate by defining singular patient objectives to conquer difficulties and find creative arrangements that recognizably improve persistent recuperation," said Yasser Mansour, Physical Therapist, Stroke Ward, HGH. 

"It is imperative to begin the patient's recuperation procedure at the earliest opportunity to give them the most obvious opportunity with regards to recuperation. We do the appraisals and intense consideration, later the patient will get exchanged to the Qatar Rehabilitation Institute for further recovery," he included.