Now seeing the importance of this, Siloam Hospitals Manado held a sustainable public health education program during the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic, entitled “Preventing Stroke by Dancing (Feeling Your Own Pulse)”
Dr. Vekky Sariowan, Sp.JP., a specialist in cardiac and blood vessels at Siloam Hospitals Manado, said, based on 2018 basic health research, North Sulawesi Province ranks third in terms of the prevalence of stroke. (ALSO READ: Beware! These 3 Symptoms Can Affect High Blood Pressure to Stroke)
There are two types of stroke in terms of etiology. First, a stroke caused by obstruction of blood flow or what is known as an ischemic stroke.
Second, namely a stroke caused by a ruptured brain blood vessel or hemorrhagic stroke. The composition of 2/3 of the total stroke patient population consists of ischemic stroke, one of which is cardioembolic.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the atria (atria) of the heart do not contract normally or only fibrillation occurs, causing the heart to beat irregularly.
“Well, this condition causes the blood flow in the heart vault to become stasis and easily form blood clots. Blood clots in the heart space that when released can cause blockage of brain blood flow (cardioembolic),” said Vekky Sariowan in a Webinar opportunity, Friday, (09 / 10/2020) in Manado City. (READ ALSO: Light Physical Activity Is Good for Stroke Sufferers)
One of the first steps to prevent stroke is to do early detection of atrial fibrillation.