Several specialists made power-point presentations in the one-day CME conducted jointly by the GVK-EMRI and Ram Kastury Stroke Foundation.

Paramedics in ambulances work with cardiologists taking the help of ECG Tele-Transmission for timely treatment of high-risk patients and it can be extended to PHCs or peripheral centres, said Dr. Ramesh Cardiac and Multispeciality Hospital managing director and Chief Cardiologist P. Ramesh Babu.

Delivering a lecture on “Current concepts in the First Aid and Acute Management of Heart Stroke” as part of a continuing medical education programme for paramedics of the GVK EMRI (108) services here on Tuesday, Dr. Ramesh Babu dealt in detail the various precautions they need to take in a cardiac stroke. Starting with false signals in ECG Dr. Ramesh Babu explained the care that was needed in administering emergency drugs like Heparin, Clopidogrel and aspirin based on the condition of the patient. Several specialists made power-point presentations in the one-day CME conducted jointly by the GVK-EMRI and Ram Kastury Stroke Foundation.

Additional Joint Collector N. Ramesh Kumar, Additional District Medical and Health Officer K.M. Sunanda and stroke foundation chairman M.S. Ramamohana Rao were present. Consulting neurologist of Dr. Ramesh Hospitals G. Ramana Reddy speaking on the management of brain stroke said that paramedical staff should give equal importance to the reduction of morbidity when it comes to brain stroke. He said that those affected by a brain stroke become disabled and a burden on the families. If the breadwinner was affected the impact was more. Brain stroke was the third biggest killer after cardiac arrest and cancer. He said hypertension and diabetes were the main culprits and patients should be asked to monitor their salt and sugar intake.

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