"Stroke affects absolutely everyone, regardless of time, place, gender. For example, also on the Prague tram, "explains fund spokeswoman Iva Křenová, why this year a tram running through the streets of Prague warns of the risk of bumps.
Doctors, as well as patients who will be in the tram, as well as car stickers and leaflets inside, will try to increase people's awareness of what stroke is and how it manifests itself.
"In various polls, 70 percent of our population did not know what stroke was, as it appeared. They know it as an abstract concept and they don't know what it means, "said Aleš Tomek, Head of Neurology, Motol University Hospital.
The biggest risk of stroke is that people don't recognize it or knowledge of underestimation. But if they do not get into the hands of doctors on time, there will be no more help. According to Aleš Tomek, the deadline is six hours, but it is best to see a doctor within an hour of the first symptoms.
Stroke is not a disease of the elderly. It also affects 29-year-olds
It is good to know the symptoms not only because stroke can affect yourself, but also to help loved ones. What's more, he saved Lukáš Barda, who is living proof that stroke is not just a disease of the elderly – he hit him when he was 29 years old.
"My girlfriend at that time – now my wife – saved me because she had previously suffered a stroke in her area. She immediately called me an ambulance. I wanted to oversleep that I would be all right, but I wasn't feeling well, he remembered.
At the same time, his experience with the disease shows that not only anyone can get a stroke at any age, but also for unexpected reasons. In the case of Lukáš Bard, who is very tall, he probably just wanted to take a nap.
"I lay down on the couch and didn't fit. So I curled up, maybe I was lying around my neck when we were talking in Motol neurology. This could block my blood vessel, and then the cucumber passed through my blood vessels, 'he described.