Wednesday, 06 February 2019 by Saudi Stroke Society
Dr. Abdullah Kadah from Asir reagion health, inaugurated the Stroke unit at Asir Central Hospital. This came under the patronage of the Director General of Health Affairs in Asir Region Khalid Ayed Asiri, and in the presence of the General director of the hospital, Dr. Ali bin Saeed Al Mestor.
Stroke is globally considered to be the most common cause of preventable disability in adults, it also ranks as the second most common cause of death, it is also a leading cause of dementia and depression. About half of people who have had a stroke live less than one year. Disability affects 75% of stroke survivors enough to decrease their employability. 30 to 50% of stroke survivors suffer post-stroke depression. Up to 10% of people following a stroke develop seizures.
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 by Saudi Stroke Society
Stroke is the 2nd most common cause of death and the 3rd cause of physical disability in adults in the world. In the middle- and low-income countries, 70% of the stroke lead to death or severe disability. Recently, the incidence rate of stroke has been increasing dramatically more than double in these countries. However, At the same time the reported stroke cases had been significantly decreasing by 42% in high- income countries.
Subarachnoid hemorrhage is the most critical subtype of strokes, which is caused by hemorrhage into the area surrounding the brain. The bleeding into the (subarachnoid space) between meninges layers (pia mater and arachnoid mater) could happen because of and aneurysm rupture or skull injury.
Thursday, 13 December 2018 by Saudi Stroke Society