CHW Marla Dan Stroke and Invasive Neuroradiology Institute
Beginning in January 2014, CHW provided $1 million over 4 years for the CHW Marla Dan Stroke and Invasive Neuroradiology Institute.
Approximately 15,000 Israeli men and women suffer a stroke. Of these 15,000, the risk of another stroke is 9 times higher than the general population. While gender distribution amongst those that have suffered a stroke is nearly equal, women are affected in more extreme ways: more women than men die from stroke, and the severity of disability among those who survive is greater in women than men. As of 2010, none of Israel’s hospitals offered special units to effectively treat stroke patients.
The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh), the third-largest governmental hospital in Israel, is an 832-bed academic medical facility. Renowned for its compassionate approach, the hospital provides all the major services of a state-of-the-art modern medical centre, offering on-site comprehensive care in nearly all branches of modern medicine.
Invasive neurovascular surgery is a relatively new advance in medicine, and has had a tremendous impact on the outcome for stroke patients. There is a very small window of opportunity, only 5-6 hours, in which aggressive surgical intervention can result in recovery. This is an amazing feat given that even the mildest stroke can result in severe paralysis and life-long handicap in surviving patients.