Awareness needed to address rising stroke burden: ISA

Chennai: Creating awareness about brain stroke and adopting a comprehensive approach is the need of the hour to address the growing burden of stroke, leading neurologists opined at a webinar organised by the Indian Stroke Association (ISA), an organisation advocating scientific research and advances in the field of stroke.

ISA president Dr Jeyaraj Pandian said that in addition to the loss of life and disabilities, the high incidence and prevalence of stroke also significantly impact societal well-being.

‘The key to addressing the growing challenges posed by stroke is greater awareness among doctors as well as the general population. We are doing this through knowledge-sharing series where we are connecting with neurologists and other members of the medical fraternity across different regions to look at ways the stroke burden can be tackled, including early detection and intervention. Today’s webinar is focused on central India, where the stroke prevalence is quite high, while the previous one was on North East India,’ Dr Jeyaraj Pandian, who is also vice president of World Stroke Organisation, said.

 

NT Bureau