For patients
Patients' rights A Patient is a person who has applied for help to a healthcare facility or healthcare specialist. read more
Prevention Certain risk factors can increase your chances of having a stroke. If you have identified personal risk factors, work with your doctor to reduce your personal risk. Also try to eliminate some risk factors. read more
Rehabilitation The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help you relearn skills you lost when a stroke affected part of your brain. Stroke rehabilitation can help you regain independence and improve your quality of life. read more
Treatment for stroke Care on a stroke unit is one of the most effective ways of treating a person after a stroke. A stroke unit is an area in a hospital where there is a specialized stroke team. read more
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Emergency assistance

If you or a person nearby is having a stroke, it’s critical to get medical assistance right away. Immediate treatment may save life and minimize the long-term effects of a stroke. Thanks to recent advances, stroke treatments and survival rates can be improved dramatically.

Stroke is a medical emergency. Call 103 immediately.

While you are waiting for the ambulance:

  • Make sure that a person is in safe and comfortable position. Lay him / her down on the side with the head slightly raised and supported.
  • Do not give them anything to eat or drink.
  • Loosen any constrictive clothing that could cause breathing difficulties.
  • If a person shows a weakness in any limb, avoid pulling on it when moving the person.
  • Talk to a person, try to calm them.
  • If a person is unconscious, check their breathing. If they do not have a pulse or are not breathing, perform CPR (ask an emergency care operator for instructions).
  • Notice changes in conditions. Be ready to tell the doctor about the symptoms and when they started.

It’s important to know the onset of the first symptoms of a stroke