Vietnamese among world’s highest stroke risk group amid treatment unit shortage: expert

August 02, 2023

Vietnamese people have one of the highest risks of stroke in the world but treatment facilities in Vietnam are not sufficient to meet the demand, a stroke expert has warned. A stroke unit is defined as a dedicated, clearly defined area or ward in a hospital where stroke patients are admitted and cared for by a multi-professional team, according to the European Stroke Organization. As a result, it takes many patients in many provinces several hours to reach the nearest stroke treatment unit. According to some recommendations, it is ideal for a stroke unit in Vietnam to accommodate 500 patients at most, Dr. Thang said. “That means as many as nearly 400 more stroke units need to be established.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News