On September 5, Kapil Taneja (name changed), was admitted to Narayana Superspeciality Hospital Gurugram for a sudden onset of an inability to speak and move the right side of his body since 8: 05 AM on the same day. Although 31-year-old Kapil was considered young to have a stroke as he had no known history of cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, smoking and any other family member suffering from stroke. An evolving left-sided stroke was suspected on Head which was confirmed by the stroke protocol MRI. Since it was an ominous sign of brain stroke, his treatment started immediately which included thrombolysis- i.e., giving clot-dissolving medication and clot suction by Mechanical Thrombectomy with other medication.
Today Kapil is able to walk without support and his understanding and speaking skills have near completely recovered. He can now write,
sing and is independent of all his daily activities and is planning to get back to his work. This improvement could only happen because of the early identification and management of his Brain stroke.</p>In India, 15-30 percent of the total number of stroke patients is under the age of 45 and the long-term disability and morbidity caused by it can be prevented only by the early identification and proper treatment. Dr Sahil Kohli, Consultant, Neurology, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital said If this treatment had been delayed for one hour more, Kapil would have developed complete stroke and permanent disability for life. The identification of stroke is simplified by a powerful four-letter word