By Hassan Zaggi
The International Stroke Protection Centre has devised what it described as an effective way to detect, manage and treat stroke. This is in an effort to ameliorate the challenges the condition pose to sufferers.
Explaining the concept of the Centre in handling the stroke to journalists, Dr. Olugbenga Akande, said stroke has remained a silent killer since the underlying causes as risks are often unnoticed until it is too late.
He, however, maintained that, with adequate detection, strokes could be prevented.
The Stroke Protection Center which is located in Lekki phase 2, Lagos, is a joint venture with UK and USA trained specialists and executive directors, Dr Toyin Ajala and Dr Babafemi Adenuga.
“The team at the International Stroke Protection Center; a specialist multi-disciplinary group provides a groundbreaking state of the art personalised assessment to determine one’s individual risk of stroke.
“Our experts use advanced genetic tests and tailored comprehensive assessments to uniquely identify if a person have an imminent liability of having a stroke in the next year, five and ten years.
“We use the latest technology to help manage and effectively reduce this risk,” Dr. Akande added.
While responding to a question on how the technology works, he said, the technology deployed by the Centre is aimed at helping people to protect their future, health and well deserved resources.
“At the International Stroke Protection Center we offer a personalised assessment of your risk of stroke within the next five or ten years and will work with you to develop strategies to manage and effectively reduce your chances of experiencing a stroke.
“Our assessment will also provide you with an indication of your risk of heart attack, diabetes and dementia. Up to 80% of strokes are preventable stroke can occur at any age and at any time even in people with a low to medium risk of having it.
“However, many strokes are preventable and you could reduce your risk with early assessment, appropriate
preventative treatment, screening and lifestyle changes.
The facility is an exclusive private medical clinic offering comprehensive annual stroke preventative assessment and early warning treatments.”
These, according to him, include full neurological and brain screening tests, extensive vascular screening and risk factor review and cognitive enhancement treatment solutions.