Stroke Prevention Center in MC Erebouni
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability. In recent years, there are effective treatments for ischemic stroke, but the most effective is stroke prevention, since stroke itself is a consequence of a number of risk factors. There are a number manageable and non-manageable risk factors for stroke. Manageable risk factors include arterial hypertension, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, hypercholesterolemia, smoking, etc. The presence of these diseases increases the risk of stroke, and the risk of a recurrence after the first stroke increases several times. Studies have shown that about 30% of all strokes are recurrent strokes, which are often more severe. Therefore, secondary prevention of stroke is extremely important in terms of reducing mortality and disability. Since 2019, “Stroke Center” has been established In MC Erebouni, an important part of which is the “Stroke Prevention Center”. The purpose of the Service is to reduce the disability and mortality rate in the republic, to improve the quality of life of patients.