Face - Whether the face is asymmetrical or drooping on one side
Arm - Whether there is weakness or numbness in one arm or both arms, and whether one of the arms droops down when trying to raise both arms
Speech - Whether there is language difficulty, and whether the voice sounds strange when speaking
Time - If any of the above is noted, call 120 immediately. The earlier the initiation of treatment, the better the chance for recovery.
(1) Abnormal lipid metabolism: Abnormal lipid metabolism is a recognized risk factor for atherosclerosis and mainly refers to the elevation of total cholesterol and triglycerides in plasma, in which cholesterol plays a key role. The oxidative modification of LDL is a key initiating factor in the formation of atherosclerosis.
(2) Hypertension: Hypertension mainly causes and accelerates atherosclerosis by damaging the vascular endothelium.
(3) Diabetes (including abnormal glucose tolerance): Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia. A high insulin level can stimulate the growth of endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells, while hyperglycemia and insulin resistance can damage endothelial cells.
(4) Smoking: Smoking (or exposure to smoke) can increase the expression of various adhesion molecules in the blood and cause platelet dysfunction, which in turn destroys vascular endothelial cells, induces smooth muscle cell proliferation, causes vasomotor dysfunction, and promotes the formation of atherosclerosis.
(5) Genetic factors: One or more family members suffering from cerebrovascular disease suggests that the patient has a higher risk of cerebral atherosclerosis.
(6) Age: The development of cerebral atherosclerosis shows a significant upward trend at > 45 years of age.
(7) Extensive drinking: Extensive drinking can promote platelet aggregation, affect fibrinogen activity, stimulate the blood coagulation process, and increase the oxidation of LDL by acetaldehyde. In addition, extensive drinking has an adverse effect on blood pressure.
(8) Obesity, obesity induced by poor dietary habits (people with a high BMI) and poor dietary habits (such as intake of high-calorie, high-fat foods including meat or fried food) are often accompanied by lipid metabolism disorders, thereby promoting the formation of atherosclerosis.
(9) Lack of regular aerobic exercises (which refers to aerobic exercises persistently performed three or more times per week, with a minimum of 30 minutes each time) can easily lead to atherosclerosis.
(10) High homocysteine: High homocysteine can directly cause damage to vascular endothelial cells and vascular dysfunction, thus promoting the occurrence and development of atherosclerosis.
Intracranial Stenting with Balloon-Expandable Stents is designed specifically for symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis. The Apollo stent system comprises of a semi-compliant balloon, a stent, and a delivery catheter. After advancing the stent system to the lesion over a guide wire, the balloon is gradually inflated to relieve the stenosis. Artery recanalization is achieved and the stent is deployed to improve long-term cerebral blood perfusion.
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