Lebanon’s first comprehensive stroke center was recently inaugurated at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital where the best possible care will be given to stroke victims or patients at risk of developing a stroke. Knowing that stroke is one of the leading causes of death in Lebanon and the world, the rapid response to stroke symptoms, as well as the high quality of care and equipment are key elements for more efficient treatment.

The center recently open at LAU will have state-of-the-art equipment and offer a wide range of testing techniques that make a huge difference in the treatment of a stroke. The center will also feature a be Biplane Interventional Stroke Unit, as well as a helipad that will help transport stroke patients necessitating urgent care.

During the opening ceremony which I attended, a drill was conducted by a Lebanese army helicopter, transporting a patient with a stroke to the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital. The Stroke Center is open 24/7 for patients to access these services anytime, any day.