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Business News/ News / India/  Mithun Chakraborty suffered brain stroke, hospital says ‘stable’. All you need to know about Ischemic Cerebrovascular
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Mithun Chakraborty suffered brain stroke, hospital says ‘stable’. All you need to know about Ischemic Cerebrovascular

Mithun Chakraborty, the actor and politician, has been diagnosed with an Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke) of the brain. He is currently undergoing evaluation and treatment at a private hospital in Kolkata.

Actor Mithun Chakraborty diagnosed with Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke) of the brain. (PTI)Premium
Actor Mithun Chakraborty diagnosed with Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke) of the brain. (PTI)

Actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty has been diagnosed with an Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke) of the brain, according to a statement by a private hospital where he got hospitalised on Saturday morning.

Chakraborty was admitted to the Emergency Department of Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals in Kolkata at around 9:40 am yesterday after he complained of severe chest pain.

Mithun Chakraborty hospitalised after complaining of chest pain

The 73-year-old actor underwent an MRI and other tests. The veteran actor developed monir speech difficulty and his right hand movement was affected.

Chakraborty was transferred from ICU to a cabin for further care.

According to an official statement by the hospital, the National Award-winning actor has been diagnosed with an Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke) of the brain.

The actor is being further evaluated by a team of doctors including a neuro-physician, cardiologist, and a gastroenterologist, the hospital said.

"Shri Mithun Chakraborty (73), a 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 a soft diet. Shri Chakraborty is being further evaluated by a team of doctors including a neuro-physician, cardiologist, and a gastroenterologist," the hospital's official statement reads.

Chakraborty was recently named as a recipient of the Padma Bhushan Awardees 2024. He has acted in around 350 films in Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Bhojpuri, and Tamil.

Fondly called Mithun Da by his fans, the actor began his career with the Mrinal Sen-directed film 'Mrigayaa', which fetched him the National Film Award for Best Actor. 'Disco Dancer', 'Agneepath', 'Ghar Ek Mandir', 'Jallad' and 'Pyaar Jhukta Nahin' are some of his other popular films.

Chakraborty joined the BJP party in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kolkata's historic Brigade Parade Ground on March 7, 2021.

What is Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident

There are two common types of stroke-Ischemic stroke and Hemorrhagic stroke.

Most strokes are ischemic strokes. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood clots or other particles block the blood vessels to the brain.

Fatty deposits called plaque can also cause blockages by building up in the blood vessels.

On the other hand, a hemorrhagic stroke happens when an artery in the brain leaks blood or ruptures (breaks open). The leaked blood puts too much pressure on brain cells, which damages them.

According to Dr Sachin Goel, Consultant-Brain & Spine Surgery, Marengo Asia Hospitals, Faridabad, "Ischemic Cerebrovascular stroke is a medical emergency. This health condition occurs when the brain's blood vessels get narrowed or blocked caused by blood clots or other debris travelling through the bloodstream, most often from the heart. Further, this leads to decreased blood flow to the brain causing ischemic stroke".

Who can have an Ischemic Cerebrovascular stroke?

Dr Goel added that people aged 55 or older, obese, having a personal or family history of stroke, heart attack, or transient ischemic attack, and other risk factors such as high blood pressure, cigarette smoking or secondhand smoke exposure, binge drinking, high cholesterol, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease( heart failure, heart defects, heart infection or irregular heart rhythm, such as atrial fibrillation) are at higher risk of Ischemic cerebrovascular stroke.

Ischemic Cerebrovascular stroke symptoms

Slurred speech, confusion, not understanding speech, difficulty in swallowing, Numbness, weakness or paralysis in the face, arm, or leg, having suddenly blurred or blackened vision in one or both eyes, severe headache with vomiting, dizziness and trouble walking (stumble or lose balance or coordination) are some of the symptoms of the brain stroke."On noticing these symptoms, the patient should be immediately rushed to the nearest stroke hospital. Delayed in treatment may lead to temporary or permanent disabilities," Dr Goel told Mint.

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Published: 11 Feb 2024, 07:57 AM IST
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