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Hospiten offers free stroke prevention check-ups

Posted on 24-10-2022

Hospiten has started a cardiovascular risk prevention campaign and offers free check-ups in Tenerife for people over 50 years of age with the aim of detecting possible cardiovascular conditions.

The objective is to make the population aware that stroke is the second cause of death in Spain, the first in the case of women, and that it does not only affect older people.

Professor Manuel Maynar, Head of Hospiten's Endoluminal/Endovascular Diagnostic and Therapeutic Service, reminds us that nearly 80 percent of these cases are preventable.

The Hospiten Group, committed to people's health and with a firm commitment to prevention campaigns, will make 100 free outpatient check-ups available to people in Tenerife on November 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Hospiten University Hospital Rambla.

These tests, performed by ultrasound and on an outpatient basis, cardiovascular disease to be diagnosed through the state of the carotid, aorta and peripheral arteries. Professor Maynar recommends that those over 50 years of age or adults with risk factors undergo this check-up.

Stroke occurs when a part of the brain is damaged by vascular complications. It can be prevented by having a healthy lifestyle without smoking, following a balanced diet and controlling risk factors like cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure.

To recognize the signs a person is having a stroke, a series of reactions of the body must be taken into account. First of all, this cardiovascular condition can cause difficulty speaking, loss of balance and stability, facial paralysis, loss of strength on one side of the body, sudden onset of headache, total or partial loss of vision in one or both eyes. If you experience any of the above symptoms, you must immediately contact emergency services or transfer the patient to the E.R.

People interested in participating in the campaign can apply on the website hospiten.com/prevencion-risk-cardiovascular.