Badminton player recovers from paralysis, day after stroke

On Monday September 17, badmintor player Kritharth Singh, 25, woke up with a mild headache and noticed weakness and numbness on left side of his body. He fell on the floor from his bed. 

Published: 06th October 2017 10:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th October 2017 09:23 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: On Monday September 17, badmintor player Kritharth Singh, 25, woke up with a mild headache and noticed weakness and numbness on left side of his body. He fell on the floor from his bed.  The left side of his face went cold and he was unable to speak. The resident of  Sahakhar nagar was rushed to Aster CMI Hospital. He was immediately examined and in 90 minutes, a diagnosis and treatment was instituted, informs Dr Ravi  Gopal Varma, chief of neurosciences, Aster CMI Hospital.

The patient was found to have an acute stroke with left-sided hemiparesis “We did an MRI scan of his brain and he was diagnosed with an ischemic stroke,” says the doctor. Since the patient was presented to the doctors within four hours from the time of visible symptoms shown, the medical team performed brain angiogram, followed by mechanical thrombectomy. The blood clot was successfully removed and there by restoring the blood supply to the brain immediately. The patient regained his strength back on the left side hand side within 24 hours post the procedure. He was able to walk within a day, says Dr Santhosh. N U, consultant neurosurgeon and endovascular neurosurgeon, Aster CMI Hospital.

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