The ischaemic stroke and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment

A stroke, which is also known as cerebral vascular disease, is a disorder that can affect, either temporarily or permanently, the functioning of our brain and can be caused by a variety of circulatory disorders.

As far as the numbers are concerned, ischaemic strokes account for 80% of diagnoses, with an estimated incidence of between 150 and 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per year.

Perhaps what differentiates this pathology from many others is the importance of acting urgently from the first moment in which we detect any minor symptom. We must bear in mind that ischaemia (cell stress caused by the lack of blood in the brain) can take a few hours to develop, so medical teams can have what we call "a therapeutic window", which means they can deal with the treatment of strokes with greater guarantees. Why do ischaemic strokes occur? In the majority of the cases, they occur because the blood flow fails to reach a part of our brain as a result of Read more