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Awardee has seen stroke treatment transform

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The patient, young and pregnant, arrived at the hospital with a severe stroke. She couldn’t speak, comprehend or move the right side of her body.

When Jeffrey Saver, M.D., started his career decades earlier, there would have been little he could do to help the woman. […]

August 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Patient privacy versus stroke research for the greater good

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Longtime stroke researcher Patrice Lindsay, Ph.D., has had a front-row seat to medical advances for treating the world’s No. 2 killer. And as a survivor, she knows firsthand how far patient care has come since her stroke in 2001.

Programs that track quality of […]

La protección de datos de pacientes de ataque cerebral contra la investigación para el bien de la humanidad

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Como investigadora de muchos años del ataque cerebral, Patrice Lindsay, Ph.D., ha visto de cerca los avances médicos para tratar la segunda causa de muertes a nivel mundial. Y como superviviente, sabe por experiencia cuánto ha mejorado el cuidado de pacientes desde que […]

Pregnant mom saved by quick action of toddler son

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The details of what happened to her the day she had a stroke are still fuzzy for Lindaly Hernandez. But 4-year-old Jayden Garcia remembers exactly where he was the day his mother collapsed in her bathroom.

Jayden, who was 3 at the time, was […]

Nurse, stroke survivor dedicated to educating and helping others

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Teri Ackerson vividly recalls the 1 a.m. call from a friend who was urgently trying to figure out whether someone was having a stroke.

As a nurse who has herself survived a stroke and now works to make sure people get proper stroke treatment, people who […]

Clot-busting drug safe after brain scan pinpoints time of ‘unwitnessed’ stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES — Two decades after the approval of a drug that can bust up clots and spare stroke patients from disabling brain damage, researchers have found it may be safe and possibly effective in a group of patients currently deemed ineligible.

People who wake up […]

February 19th, 2016|Categories: Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |0 Comments

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Stroke at 24 changed her personality – in a good way

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

If a job interview was coming up, or maybe a speech in front of a crowd, Brianne Cassidy was a mess for days.

She hardly ate. Or slept. Knowing she’d be the center of attention “totally freaked me out,” she admits.

Then came the 180-degree change in […]

April 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Since recovery, TV meteorologist helps other forecast, prevent strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It was a little after 5 a.m. on a Wednesday, and Bri Winkler – a 24-year-old TV meteorologist and news reporter in Los Angeles – was getting ready for a spin class.

That’s when she lost hearing in her right ear.

Numbness followed, starting on her face […]

March 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Clot buster use rises most among 80 and older stroke patients

Use of the clot busting drug tissue plasminogen activator for ischemic stroke has increased for every age group in recent years. But the magnitude of change has been greatest among the very elderly, 80 years and older, researchers report at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

Historically, rates […]

Patients with “wake-up strokes” may be candidates for tPA treatment

Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) appears to be safe in the treatment of stroke detected when people wake up in the morning, according to a multicenter, prospective study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

Many patients with these “wake-up strokes” are not candidates for tPA because the […]