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Stroke and Stroke Screening

by | Jan 10, 2023

Call 9-9-5 immediately if you or a loved one is experiencing stroke symptoms.

In Singapore, stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the 4th leading cause of death. 3.65% of population has had stroke in Singapore with 26 new stroke cases daily.

With our commitment to your well-being, the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic provides a comprehensive range of treatments backed by the latest advancements in medical science for stroke. Strokes are a serious medical condition that require immediate attention. Dr. Manish Taneja has a dedicated stroke screening program designed to identify individuals who may be at risk of a stroke or have already experienced one, even if they are not yet showing symptoms.

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Introduction to Stroke and Stroke Screening>

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It is also the leading cause of long term disability with debilitating and devastating consequences for both patients and family. One of the most recognizable outcomes of stroke is paralysis affecting a part or half of the body.

Stroke is caused by blockage of blood flow to brain cells causing cell death. There are two main types of stroke. More commonly it is due to a clot blocking the blood supply to the brain causing cell death. Less commonly it can be due to bleeding in the brain causing blockage of blood supply to the brain cells.

There are limited treatment options once stroke occurs fully. The best way is to prevent stroke and its devastating consequences.

Stroke screening is best suited for individuals with risk factors for stroke. These include those with known family history and cardiovascular disease. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption is well recognized as risk factors for stroke. Read our “Stroke Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment: A Complete Guide” blog post to stay informed about the types of stroke, symptoms, screening, diagnosis, treatment options, stroke management, and more. 

What Does Stroke Screening Involve?

Stroke screening process involves:
1. Consultation
2. Blood tests
3. MRI /CT scan of the brain and its blood vessels.

This non-invasive assessment is followed by appropriate advice/ treatment as required on an individual basis. Stroke screening can also be combined with cardiac and vascular assessment as required since risk factors for these medical conditions overlap.

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Read more about the types of neurointerventional treatments we provide and learn about other stroke-related information including stroke management and prevention

Stroke Prevention: Causes and Risk Factors

Chances increase if you have certain stroke risk factors, some which are preventable and some which are not.

Differences Between Stroke MRI and CT Scans

MRI and CT scans determine if you have suffered from a stroke or have the potential to undergo another one. 

Find the Right Doctor

From family and internal medicine to specialist, Dr. Manish Taneja is the best in the field.

He is an expert in endovascular and image guided neurointerventional procedures of brain and spine. He has special interest in treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke and vascular malformations.

Dr. Manish Taneja also has extensive experience in performing all vascular interventions, non-vascular interventions and interventional oncology procedures.

Read More About Neurointerventional Treatments on Our Blog

To dive deeper into the types of neurointerventional treatments including brain aneurysm, headaches, and stroke, head over to our clinic’s blog and view our helpful video guides. Read our recommended stroke treatments related blog posts to stay informed.

Stroke Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Watch our video guide from our “Stroke Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment: A Complete Guide” blog post to understand the causes, symptoms, detection, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Arrange Your Appointment

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Stroke Resources

How Brain Aneurysms Affect Stroke Risk

A brain aneurysm is a weak or bulging area in the wall of an artery in the brain. When an aneurysm ruptures or bursts, it can lead to a type of stroke called a hemorrhagic stroke.

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Understanding the Risk of Stroke in Women

Women have a higher stroke risk due to a combination of biological, hormonal, and lifestyle factors that interact to create a unique set of risk factors in comparison to men. As a woman, you might have unique risk factors, including pregnancy or menopause. Stroke specialist in Singapore, Dr. Manish Taneja, explains why and what you can do to reduce the risk. 

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Brain Aneurysm Resources

Discover brain aneurysm resources that go beyond the basics designed for patients. Understand the meaning of  a brain aneurysm condition, the causes, symptoms, signs, and more. Connect with your brain health.

Put Brain Aneurysm on Your Health Radar

Did you experience the worst headache of your life? Could it be a brain aneurysm that ruptures, which means bleeding in the brain? Thoughts could be racing through your mind. Then what is the difference between unruptured (a weak or thin spot on an artery in the brain that balloons) or ruptured brain aneurysm? If you’re wondering, then the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is here to help. It’s important to look out for the tell-tale brain aneurysm symptoms, signs, causes, and risk factors.

Dr. Manish Taneja has been performing brain aneurysm treatments since 1995 from surgical clipping to latest minimally invasive procedures. Each patient is unique as is the size and location of the aneurysm. Your brain has different conditions to treat the aneurysm and artery vessel walls of a blood vessel in the brain. This calls for personalised brain aneurysm treatment depending on your symptoms, family, history, medication, and more. A simple CT scan could be just what the doctor ordered and the first step in early detection and prevention of a brain aneurysm. Come in for an easy consultation with our brain aneurysm specialist in Singapore to be on your health radar.

Other Health Conditions

The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is your “go-to” facility for various neurological conditions and pain management. To arrange an appointment with Dr. Manish Taneja, our neurointervention specialist, contact us. You can also call us at (+65) 6904 8084 for a consultation.