New equipment at the Martinique University Hospital for faster prevention

Thanks to a donation from the Fédération France AVC and the Rotary Club of Fort-de-France Sud, the Mango Vulcin hospital in Lamentin is equipped with a new tool for the rapid detection of the precursor signs of stroke Cerebral. What material is installed in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (MPR).

After free furniture of exoskeletons from Rotary du Lamentin, the Fédération France AVC and the Rotary Club of Fort-de-France Sud got in touch with the relay of generosity towards the Center Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique (the CHUM), making this time with a new device dedicated to the rapid detection of signs of stroke.

Stroke detection bag offered at CHUM.

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This tool is now owned by the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (MPR) of the Mangot Vulcin au Lamentin website. In Martinique, the stroke is responsible for more than 200 deaths a year and this is the leading cause of acquired non-traumatic motor disability, according to the France AVC 972 association.

Stroke affects more than 800 Martinique / year. Stroke is a course against the clock. The faster the support, the less important the sequelae are. The objectives of this operation are of two orders: firstly, to make the population aware of the risks thanks to the innovative rapid detection device and secondly, to make the missions of the France AVC 972 association known to the general public.

France Association AVC 972

Presentation of baguette detection AVC

Presentation of the stroke detection rod at CHUM.

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A stroke (also called an “attack”) occurs when blood flow to or from the brain is disrupted by a clogged blood vessel (ischemic stroke – most often in 85% of cases), or by a broken vessel. hemorrhagic stroke).

  • Ischemic stroke (or stroke)
  1. The artery is blocked by a plaque rich in cholesterol (atherosclerosis). We talk about cerebral thrombosis.
  2. A blood clot came to block the artery. It is then a cerebral embolism.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke (15% of cases)

It is most often due to a ruptured aneurysm. Tumors, hypertension and various coagulation disorders can also be the cause of cerebral haemorrhage.

Stroke alert / signs

Warning Signs of Stroke (Stroke).

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In France, about 15 million people are hypertensive and nearly 11 million people are being treated according to figures from the Ministry of Solidarity and Health. This pathology is the 3rd leading cause of death in men and the second leading cause of death in women after cancer and myocardial infarction ” recalls the association.

France AVC 972 is an antenna of the France AVC federation created in 2019, whose goal is to“to accompany the victims of Stroke, by getting them out of their isolation and by building around them, prevention, awareness, support and reintegration programs”.

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