Center of Excellence

Asiri Stroke Centre

Center of Excellence

Asiri Stroke Centre

At Asiri, we offer a 24-hour treatment facility for stroke patients, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed with the best stroke specialists in the country, increasing the likelihood of a full recovery for our patients.

We are the only centre in the nation that provides prompt treatment for a stroke within the crucial 4.5-hour window of time. We are capable of delivering both clot busting injection and clot retrieval therapies, depending on the patient’s requirement.

At the Asiri Stroke Centre, we are geared to react with the speed and accuracy vital for stroke treatment. This includes prevention of stroke recurrence using patient education regarding early-warning signs and lifestyle modification.

We also focus on preventive and rehabilitative therapies to anticipate post-attack impediments and aid the prompt psychoanalysis of patients.

Our Services & Treatments

  • Clot busting – injection of a drug to dissolve the clot
  • Clot retrieval – removal of the blood clot from the blood vessel using advanced technology
  • Acute post stroke care in a specialized unit
  • Physical rehabilitation with 24 hours physiotherapy cover
  • Speech and Language difficulty address with speech therapy
  • In house psychology services to address cognitive and mood disorders post stroke

Why choose Asiri Stroke Centre?

  • The Asiri Stroke Centre is the only facility in the country able to treat a patient within the crucial 4.5-hour window.
  • Our outcomes - Over 100 clot busting injections and over 50 mechanical clots retrievals performed.
  • Lifesaving, State-of-the-art technology
  • Highly advanced facilities such as MRI, CT scanners and biplane digital subtraction catheterization units.
  • Consultations with and care by the country’s top stroke specialists
  • Complete menu of Preventive and Rehabilitative therapies
  • Our multi-disciplinary care team ensures our patients have the most restful, supported recovery journey.

Our Achievements

Our outcomes - Over 100 clot busting injections and over 50 mechanical clots retrievals performed.

About Stroke

A stroke occurs when an artery in your brain is blocked by a clot or when a blood vessel bursts, resulting in parts of the brain dying because the brain is deprived of the blood and oxygen it requires. Our patients say that what scares them the most is how they appear to be in the peak of health at one moment but in the next they are immobile, unable to even call for help.

While some stroke risk factors, like age and race, cannot be controlled, you can still minimize risk by making minor lifestyle adjustments, such as following a balanced diet, engaging in regular exercise, quitting smoking, and taking prescribed medications.
There are different types of strokes:
  • Ischemic Stroke (the most common type): a clot blocks a blood vessel cutting off the blood flow to brain cells.
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke: a weakened vessel ruptures and bleeds into the surrounding brain tissue, causing blood to accumulate and form a bruise within the brain tissue. This compresses brain cells, causing them to die.
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): a clot causes a temporary blockage, usually with no permanent damage to the brain. TIAs are often called ‘mini strokes’.

Symptoms of A Stroke

Knowing the symptoms of a stroke and what to do about it can save a life.

Act F.A.S.T to recognize a stroke!

The most effective treatment for an ischemic stroke is effective only if the stroke is identified and diagnosed within 3 to 4.5 hours of the onset of symptoms.
If you think someone may be having a stroke, act F.A.S.T. and do the following test:
  • F—Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • A—Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • S—Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred or strange?
  • T—Time: If you see any of these signs, even if they go away, note the time and call the Asiri Emergency Hotline (+94 77 3569 173) right away.

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