As per the estimates of the World Health O r g a n i s a t i o n (WHO), about 5.5 million people die from stroke worldwide, making it the second major cause of death in the world.
With an aim to create better awareness on stroke, Yashoda Group of Hospitals held an International Conference of Neuroscience on Stroke and Cerebral Haemodynamics at Hotel Marigold in the city on Sunday.
The objective of the international conference was also to create a platform to exchange ideas and introduce cutting-edge research and therapy-oriented technologies in the key areas of clinical neurology.
Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Civil supplies, D Sridhar Babu inaugurated the conference.
About 150 eminent neurologists, neurosonologists, neurosurgeons, 200 general physicians and stroke specialists from India and abroad attended the sessions which presented latest technical advances and contemporary treatment options on stroke and cerebral hemodynamics.
A panel of experts in neurology and stroke presented their perspectives on a series of cases that demonstrated the myriad challenges faced by physicians who treat stroke patients.
A neurosonology workshop on Extracranial Doppler and Transcranial Doppler was also conducted by distinct neurologists, certified in neurosonology by American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN).
Dr GS Rao, managing director of Yashoda Group of Hospitals said, “The conference is aimed at creating space for both international neuroscience experts and aspiring students to share thoughts and research results, as well as to develop a sense of community that will lead to future cooperation.” Dr RN Komal Kumar, a neuro physician at Yashoda Hospitals and the organizing secretary of the programme added, “Stroke and its potentially debilitating consequences necessitate expedient and effective therapies that will minimize residual effects and ensure the best possible quality of life for patients.”