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The second highest cause of death in Korea is cerebrovascular disease (stroke, apoplectic ictus). There are many sequelae of cerebrovascular disease including hemiplegia and vegetative state. The society will be shocked if mature adults get these kinds of disease, because they are leading the society now. These horrible diseases will be increased more and more in this aging society. Gangnam Severance Hospital did its best to perform inspections and treatments since 1997, for early detection, prevention, and care. Cerebrovascular Center offers patients fast and specialized treatments. Moreover, you can expect better diagnoses and treatments for stroke because 64-channel CT scan, Zeiss Penterooperating microscope, and neuro-navigation which are not equipped yet at the world famous hospitals are utilized at this center.Gangnam Severance Hospital Cerebrovascular Center is operated by a specialized team including neurological surgeon, radiologists (form Department of Radiology and Interventional Radiology Department), professionals from Department of Rehabilitation and Emergency Medicine. It is operated for 24 hours everyday so you do not need to wait for long time to get diagnosis and treatment. This system will improve the treatment quality. Also Social Team helps patients to recover and return to their families and society. Patients with stroke are increasing these days and suitable cares from the center already made them to escape from fear of stroke. The center employs professionals to prevent the disease. During the outpatient waiting time, patients can learn about the disease and prevention by video clips which are showing. Gangnam Severance Hospital Cerebrovascular Center gives patients the best medical services of cerebrovascular disease (stroke and apoplectic ictus) in Korea.
Clinical Experience - Cerebrovascular Center was renewed in June 1st, 2008, to offer the regular inspections for older than 40 patients. Cerebrovascular ischemic disease and carotid artery stenosis are known as the common causes of death in western countries. Korean people also have many risks through their westernized eating habits. We can guess that cerebrovascular diseases such as hypertension and cerebral infarction will cause our death either. Furthermore, the diseases can cause some sequelae, so prevention is really important. People who are older than 40 years old should visit hospitals regularly to check their health including blood pressure; they need to check whether they have diabetes or hyperlipidemia by some tests like MRA or CTA. For the proper treatment and prevention, Gangnam Severance Hospital Cerebrovascular Center will do its best.