“There is no correlation between cerebral hemorrhage stroke and Covid-19 vaccination, let alone mentioning bleeding stroke due to Covid-19 AEFI. Regardless of the brand of vaccine, no one has said that there is a risk of bleeding stroke due to vaccine. We need to clarify this. something to do with it,” said dr. Mursyid emphasized in an online press conference, Friday (24/9).
AEFI which usually occurs due to vaccination, said dr. Mursyid include fever for several days to pain at the injection site. “It’s a normal effect. And will disappear, will not cause any impact at all,” he explained.
Meanwhile, regarding the news that vaccination increases blood viscosity so that it can cause rupture of blood vessels, dr. Murshid denied it.
“We have never received a post-vaccine patient who had a stroke, from the reports we received from neuroscientists, there were also no patients who had a stroke after the vaccine.
Several associations related to vaccines have drawn up SOPs related to this vaccine, he said.
Tukul Arwana is currently undergoing treatment at the RSPON, Kramat Jati, East Jakarta City due to a stroke due to a brain hemorrhage that he experienced some time ago.
There are a number of factors that cause a person to experience a cerebral hemorrhage stroke, including factors that can be controlled and those that cannot.
“What can be controlled is lifestyle, while what cannot be controlled is age or race, for example, the black race is much more at risk than the white race,” said dr. Murshid.
Blood vessels, continued Dr. Mursyid, actually have a weak point which at certain times can increase. When there are clots in the blood, the blood can leak out of these weak blood vessels and interfere with brain function.
“This type of brain bleeding stroke is only 20 percent compared to a type of stroke that blocks blood vessels,” he explained.
More dr. Mursyid reminded the public to be able to recognize the signs of stroke through the FAST method (face drooping, weak hands, difficulty speaking, call for help).
The first sign that a person can be suspected of having a stroke is easily recognizable, which is a drooping face. In this sign, a person’s face will look asymmetrical. The second sign can be seen from the weakness of one side of the hand that occurs suddenly.
He explained that when a person is active, then one of the arms is difficult to move or unable to lift symmetrically, it can be suspected that the person is suspected of having a stroke.
The third sign, said Mursyid, is that people who have had a stroke tend to have difficulty speaking, speak unclearly or even become slurred (difficult to pronounce a word).
“Then, when he spoke, he might have a slurred speech, he couldn’t even communicate well,” he said.
He appealed to the public, if they have recognized the three signs, they must be immediately taken to the hospital so that stroke patients get optimal treatment in accordance with the patient’s golden period (the best treatment time).
“So, if there is a stroke, immediately go to the hospital. Whatever, whenever, don’t wait for something. Get to know the symptoms, if there is something like that, go to the hospital emergency room. The sooner it is handled, the better the results,” he said.
Regarding the current condition of Tukul Arowana, PON Hospital refuses to provide a detailed explanation because it is related to the medical code of ethics. “Regarding the condition, please confirm with his family members,” said dr. Murshid. (ant)