20 Percentage of Stroke Cases Linked to Disorders in Heart Rhythm, Say Experts at Lakeshore Hospital

Published: 08th March 2016 06:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2016 06:32 AM   |  A+A-

Twenty per cent of the stroke in patients above 50 years are due to heart rhythm disorders, said expert cardiologists and neurologists.

They were speaking at a symposium “Heart & Stroke” organised by the Lakeshore Heart Centre & Department of Neurology in Kochi.

The human body encompasses a complex yet synergistic orchestration of various body systems in a state of health. The heart and brain are two such closely-related systems and occurrence of stroke is closely linked to heart disorders, they said.

Stroke Cases.jpgAtrial fibrillation and other rhythm disorders, potentially predispose a patient to stroke due to clot emboli, which can potentially lead to devastating neurological consequences.

It is then imperative that neurologists and cardiologists share the responsibility for caring for such patients.

There were deliberations of therapeutic dilemmas and recent updates on management of this group of patients.

Dr. Philip Augustine, Medical Director, Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre Ltd inaugurated the symposium.

Interventional Cardiologists Dr. Anand Kumar, Dr Cibi Issac, Electro Physiologist Dr. Bhim Shankar, Neurologists Dr. Murali Krishna Menon and Dr. Bindu Varghese were the main speakers. Dr. K.V. Johny, Chairman, Management Committee, Lakeshore Hospital felicitate the function.

Dr. Anand Kumar delivered the welcome speech and Dr. Murali Krishna Menon delivered the vote of thanks.


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