Woman Suffers Stroke After Using Mobile Phone For 20 Hours
A Chinese woman developed blood clots on her brain after spending 20 straight hours looking at her phone screen during a train trip, according to local media reports.
The 47-year-old woman boarded a train from Henan to Gangzhou at end of the Lunar New Year holiday,
The migrant worker, like many others, took out her phone which she began to use to kill time during the trip.
The train was jam-packed, which made it hard for her to move, and she maintained largely the same posture for over 20 hours, lying on her right-hand side throughout the journey.
According to the news site Kankan News, the woman fainted when the train arrived at the station and she was rushed to Jinan University First Affiliated Hospital where she was found showing symptoms of a stroke. A CAT scan found several blood clots had formed on her brain.
Doctors immediately performed a three-hour operation to remove the clots to prevent further blockages to the arteries in the brain – which would have been life-threatening.
“We took out many blood clots, almost two centimetres in total, which is twice what patients usually have,” Meng Heng, a neurologist at the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University in Guangzhou, told the video site.
“We think she kept the same posture for too long, which compressed the blood vessels on the right side of her neck.”
The woman, whose name was not revealed, had been in good health and was not suffering from any cardiovascular diseases before the incident.