New Delhi: Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty suffered an Ischemic cerebrovascular accident (Stroke) of the brain on Saturday morning. The latest health update of the actor was shared in an official statement of the hospital. He was admitted after complaining about chest pain in Kolkata, as per the media reports.
“Shri Mithun Chakraborty (73), National Award-winning actor, was brought to the Emergency Department of Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals, Kolkata, around 9.40 am with complaints of weakness in the right upper and lower limbs. Necessary laboratory and radiology investigations were carried out including an MRI of the brain. He has been diagnosed with an Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke) of the brain. Presently, he is fully conscious, well-oriented and has consumed soft diet,” stated Apollo hospitals.
After the health update that Mithun Chakraborty is fully conscious, the hospital also added that the actor is being further evaluated by a team of doctors including a neuro-physician, cardiologist and a gastroenterologist.
What is Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident?
Just like how a patient suffers a heart attack, an ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is blocked or reduced. This deprives the brain tissues from oxygen and other essential nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes in this medical condition.
This is one of the most common stroke around the globe.
Causes of brain stroke
The health officials explained that the reason behind blocked or narrowed blood vessels can be fatty deposits or they can be caused by blood clots or other debris that travel through the bloodstream, most often from the heart.
An ischemic stroke occurs when fatty deposits, blood clots or other debris become lodged in the blood vessels in the brain.
Symptoms of cerebrovascular accident
While symptoms may differ from individual to individual, here are a few most common stroke symptoms include:
loss of balance and coordination
difficulty speaking or understanding others who are speaking
numbness or paralysis in the face, leg, or arm, most likely on just one side of the body
blurred or darkened vision
a sudden headache, especially when accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or dizziness
The experts advise early diagnosis and identification of symptoms can help make treatment more effective.