A 46-year-old male patient hailing from India was saved by an ‘intravenous thrombolysis’ procedure performed at GMC Hospital, Ajman, on November 15.
The procedure was performed by Dr Mohammed Hamdy, Fellow of neuro-intervention from Zurich University Hospital, Switzerland, who is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Gulf Medical University and Specialist A Neurology at GMC Hospital, Ajman.
The patient was brought in to the hospital with acute stroke, indicated by paralysis of the right side, almost loss of vision in the right eye, difficulty in understanding words and slurred speech.
The patient was also found to have high BP and high blood sugar.
As soon as the patient was brought to GMC Hospital, the hospital’s Emergency Response team swung into action. As soon as thrombolysis was performed, the patient’s blood sugar and blood pressure fell towards normal.
Ten minutes after the injection, the patient started moving his right leg normally, and said that his vision was getting better. The patient was then placed in observation for 24 hours, where he showed excellent improvement. A follow-up CT scan later showed no signs of hemorrhage, and there were no complications from the injection. The patient, who works as a labourer can now return to normal life.
Dr Mohammed said that the patient was brought in at the early stage of stroke, which was an advantage.
© Khaleej TimesNov 2015