A stroke is caused when blood flow to your brain is stopped or disrupted. A stroke is an
emergency situation and timely treatment is crucial. Early treatment can reduce brain damage
and other complications.
We treat a large number of stroke patients, for whom we have an acute stroke care unit, which
is responsible for identifying and administering clot dissolving drugs to patients who reach us
within the appropriate time. A sizeable number of patients who fulfil the criteria, especially those
that are within 4.5 hours of the first stroke symptoms (benefits are maximum within 3 hours of
the first symptoms), receive standard thrombolytic therapy (clot dissolving treatment).
The Stroke Unit consists of a comprehensive team of emergency medicine physicians,
neurologists, interventional neurologists, radiologists, general medicine residents, trained staff
nurses and radiology technicians.