Stroke screening

Stroke screening

Price: 15,200,000 VNĐ

Worldwide, cerebrovascular accidents, commonly called strokes, are the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability. Stroke, the sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is lost by blockage or rupture of an artery to the brain, is also a leading cause of dementia and depression.

About 80 per cent of strokes are ischemic strokes. Ischemic strokes occur when the arteries to your brain become narrowed or blocked, causing severely reduced blood flow (ischemia).

Haemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in your brain leaks or ruptures. Brain haemorrhages can result from many conditions that affect your blood vessels. These include:

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Overtreatment with anticoagulants (blood thinners)
  • Weak spots in your blood vessel walls (aneurysms)
  • Rupture of an abnormal tangle of thin-walled blood vessels (arteriovenous malformation).

Stroke risk factors:

  • Family history of stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Head/neck injuries
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Drug abuse

Stroke Screenings are recommended:

  • For anyone over the age of 55 with at least 1 risk factor
  • For anyone over the age of 45 with 2 risk factors

The screening programme includes:

  • Physical Examination with Neuro-Specialist
  • Stroke Analysis and Report by Neuro-Specialist
  • Consultation with Cardiologist
  • ECG
  • Echocardiography
  • CBC – Complete Blood Count
  • hsCRP
  • Renal Function Tests: Urine Dipstick Analysis, Creatinine, Creatinine Clearance
  • Liver Function Tests: Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase, AST / ALT Ratio
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Lipid profile: Cholesterol Total, Triglycerides, HDL-Cholesterol, LDL-Cholesterol
  • HbA1c – Glycated Hemoglobin
  • Uric Acid
  • Calcium
  • Phosphate
  • Magnesium
  • Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) brain + carotid 

Notice:

  • Do not eat or drink any other liquid than water for 6 hours prior to your screening