Three NUH studies aim to better prevent, treat stroke

A patient undergoing therapy at a centre run by voluntary initiative Stroke Support Station. According to the Singapore Stroke Registry Annual Report 2016, there were more than 7,000 stroke cases in Singapore that year. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
A patient undergoing therapy at a centre run by voluntary initiative Stroke Support Station. According to the Singapore Stroke Registry Annual Report 2016, there were more than 7,000 stroke cases in Singapore that year. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Efforts critical for S'pore, which has one of the world's highest rates of the disease

One-fifth of stroke patients with a condition that predisposes them to suffering a stroke may one day be able to prevent an attack before it even happens.

Researchers from the National University Hospital (NUH) will carry out a test next year in which patients will be fitted with a wearable device that can detect the difference in heart contraction between patients with atrial fibrillation and those without.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2019, with the headline 'Three NUH studies aim to better prevent, treat stroke'. Print Edition | Subscribe