200,000 Vietnamese people have stroke annually

Annually, 200,000 Vietnamese people have stroke, a "brain attack”. Male and female stroke death incidence rates are 18 percent and 23 percent in Vietnam.

It occurs when blood flowing to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die without timely emergency treatment.
As per the World Stroke Association’s figure, one in six people in the world will suffer a stroke.
The illness will badly affect financial situation and spirit of patients’ relatives.
Stroke patients who reach the hospital within one hour of symptoms to receive a clot-busting drug will have higher chance of recovering than those arrive at clinics later. Researchers call the first hour of symptom onset "the golden hour."
To provide more information of the ailment to residents, a seminar on updates of stroke treatment methods will be taken place on November 17 in HCMC with the participation of leading experts who will talk about how to find out a people having stroke and golden hours as well as advanced treatment methods.

By THANH AN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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