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CVA causes 14,000 deaths per year and can be prevented

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Today is World Stroke Day and date that serves to raise awareness and inform. The Cerebrovascular Attack (CVA) causes 14,000 deaths annually and is the leading cause of permanent disability in adults in our country

Dr. Rolando Cardenas, a neurosurgeon, said that is useful to report the symptoms that may precede a stroke.

Wednesday October 29 is World CVA Day. In this context, ABC WORLD spoke with Dr. Rolando Enrique Cardenas Sanchez (National Registration no. 83225), neurointerventional neurosurgeon and director of the CVA COURSE Scientific Society of Argentina.

"Today is a day that serves to raise awareness and inform. The Cerebrovascular Attack (CVA) causes 14,000 deaths annually and is the leading cause of permanent disability in adults in our country," said DR. Cárdenas.

"The main risk factor for these events is high blood pressure, as eight out of ten people who suffer a stroke are hypertensive," Cardenas explained. He added that "other factors include overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, alcohol, drugs and snuff."

symptoms

The neurosurgeon referred to the symptoms: "Keep in mind speech, arm and face When we suspect that a person is pursuing a CVA, or we may ourselves - for example in a meeting when we tried to speak but can not pronounce. either the words or can not understand them - for this we must ask the person suspected of the attack that express a coherent sentence, "he explained. '

If you have one of these symptoms, Dr. Rolando Cardenas advised to go immediately to a care facility and check hours of symptom onset.

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