New Model Stroke Unit
Athens Euroclinic: New Model Stroke Unit in the Center of Athens
Neurologists on call at Euroclinic 24/7!
The new Athens Euroclinic Model Stroke Unit is one of the few advanced private or public units in Attica that has significantly reduced mortality and disabilities after a stroke.
The Unit is staffed with neurologists on call 24/7 all year round and has been set up in accordance with the strictest international medical standards. The equipment, the experience and the training of the doctors, and the application of the latest treatment methods, such as intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy, aim to diagnose and treat strokes in less than 60 minutes from the time the patient arrives at the hospital.
Furthermore, the Unit is supported by a team of radiologists, cardiologists, internists, physiatrists, physiotherapists, neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists, while it has a dedicated hospitalization wing and is a member of SITS International and the Quality Registry European Stroke Organization.
A Cerebrovascular Accident (CA) is identified as the leading cause for disability that can be prevented and the second leading cause of death globally.
Mr. Antonis Vouklaris, CEO of the Euroclinic Group, stated, “The Euroclinic Stroke Unit aims to fill the large gap in the area of specialized treatment of strokes in Greece, which result in unfair deaths and severe disabilities every year. The strategic position of the Athens Euroclinic in the center of Athens results in the immediate arrival of the patient, which is a very significant factor for the outcome of the disease.”
Ms. Vaso Zisimopoulou, Neurologist and Head of the Stroke Unit, noted, “The symptoms of a stroke are usually misinterpreted as sudden weakness of the limbs, face and/or speech disorders. Early identification of the symptoms is important for emergency transfer to a dedicated stroke unit and immediate medical care, since the response time is the most significant factor for effective treatment and minimization of the damage.”