Stroke causes an estimated 140,000 deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The longer a stroke is in progress, the greater the risk of permanent brain damage or death. This is why Comprehensive Stroke Centers are designed around very rapid diagnosis and treatment. For every minute a patient is having a … Continue reading In stroke care and treatment, every minute matters
If you or someone around you had a stroke, would you be able to recognize the signs? When it comes to stroke, time is of the essence. The faster you recognize the warning signs of a stroke and call 9-1-1, the more time doctors have to administer clot-busting drugs or other therapies. These clot-busters help … Continue reading Do you know the warning signs of a stroke? Act F.A.S.T.
As a healthy woman, having a stroke isn’t something that I think about often. Though I could definitely be labeled a hypochondriac, stroke doesn’t top the list of what I usually worry about. But it turns out that I have an elevated risk of having a stroke sometime during my life. Why? Because I have … Continue reading What Migraines Can Tell You About Your Risk for Stroke