HCM City, Vietnam, 9th September, 2022 (WAM) -- Thousands of stroke patients hospitalised in HCM City's People's Hospital 115, Vietnam, over the past three years have been saved by RAPID, an artificial intelligence software, reproted state news agency (VNA).
Nguyen Huy Thang, head of the hospital's Cerebrovascular Disease Department, said about 1,000 stroke cases survive each year thanks to using RAPID, instead of only 400 cases in previous years.
Described as a "hidden killer", stroke is the third leading cause of death after cancer and cardiovascular disease in Vietnam. Notably, stroke among young people has continued to increase in recent years.
In order to improve quality and effectiveness in treatment and care of stroke patients, since 2019, People's Hospital 115 was the first hospital in the country to apply RAPID to take blood clots to treat cerebral infarction for stroke patients hospitalised after six hours of symptoms.
RAPID, developed by US-based Stanford University, is being used in more than 40 countries around the world.