Angels Initiative advocates stroke awareness among Filipinos to mark WorldStroke Day

There is no home treatment nor first aid for stroke.

Stroke, also known as “brain attack,” is a medical emergency that needs to be addressed by healthcare experts with timely medical intervention to avoid certain disability or death. Thebest option for those who exhibit symptoms of stroke is to rush them to the nearest stroke- ready or thrombolysis-capable hospitals.

With stroke remaining to be one of the leading causes of death in the Philippines1, Angels Initiative—a global healthcare initiative that aims to increase the number and optimize thequality of stroke treatment at acute stroke centers—seeks to empower Filipinos with the knowledge to help minimize thedangers of stroke through an awareness campaign video.

The video contains information on debunking the common first aid treatments applied to the patient, the symptoms ofstroke that the public should watch out for, and the crucialimportance of timely and quick medical response in strokecases.

For more details, watch and share the stroke awareness video below. #StrokeDontStayAtHome

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