Strokes can be prevented!

In Germany there is stroke every two minutes, and every 9th minute, a stroke patient dies.
Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in Germany.

Stroke is one of the most devastating widespread diseases. Not only affected persons but also their relatives suffer from the impact. The economy also suffers. In Germany, the annual costs are at present at least 5.5 billions Euros. The incidence of first stroke is expected to increase from 200,000 today to 290,000 in 2050. This is a dramatic development that will result in a cost explosion

There are many risk factors for stroke. The most important ones are genetic predisposition, high blood pressure, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, malnutrition, lack of exercise, smoking, excessive alcohol and ... atrial fibrillation.

But: up to 70% of the strokes caused by atrial fibrillation can be prevented by primary prevention measures!
Atrial fibrillation is one of the most dangerous risk factors for stroke.

Atrial fibrillation is one of the most dangerous risk factors for stroke.

  • in Germany alone, there are at least 40,000 strokes per year caused by atrial fibrillation
  •   in over 30% of the patients, atrial fibrillation was not diagnosed prior to the stroke
  •  in 25% of the strokes caused by atrial fibrillation, there was no previous knowledge of the disease
  • 30 % of all patients suffer from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation without any symptoms or with unspecific symptoms
  •  it is very difficult to diagnose (especially the paroxysmal atrial fibrillation)

apoplex medical technologies has the solutin:

The stroke risk analysis (SRA®) estimates from a 1-hour ECG the presence or the risk for atrial fibrillation within minutes.
SRAdoc® and SRA24® are available for primary prevention in practices whereas SRAclinic® is for secondary prevention in a clinical setting.

Once atrial fibrillation has been established with the help of SRA, the physician can start an appropriate therapy to reduce the stroke risk and to prevent a future stroke, e. g. anticoagulation.