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Office pop-in comes at just the right time for Washington man having stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Television producer Lane Ficke was chatting with videographer Dave Gordon about plans for the next day when Gordon suddenly stopped talking mid-sentence.

“His face just scrunched up and then he turned and stared at his computer,” Ficke said.

Ficke initially thought Gordon was playing a joke, and […]

October 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Office pop-in comes at just the right time for Washington man having stroke

Neighbor’s stroke helped 35-year-old realize she was having one too

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Donna Garlough lifted her 18-month-old son, Jonah, from his crib and kissed his belly. He babbled his morning greeting. But Donna couldn’t babble back.

Things were off that morning in February 2015. Donna had blamed the splitting headache she woke up with on the white wine […]

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Neighbor’s stroke helped 35-year-old realize she was having one too

Making the 911 call for stroke differs by race, sex

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

During a stroke, slightly more than half of patients use emergency medical services to get to the hospital, with white women the most likely, and Hispanic men the least likely, to use EMS transport, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Between […]

August 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Making the 911 call for stroke differs by race, sex

Teen has gone from a stroke during art class to helping strike out stroke

Ryan Banks was sitting in his high school art class in Trenton, Ohio, when he began feeling funny. He texted his mom, Sherry, that his right arm was tingling and he felt confused.

Sherry recommended that Ryan go see the nurse. Meantime, Sherry headed to the school, thinking Ryan – […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Major strokes leads to major life changes – for the better

Owning a bar is tough. Owning two bars is tougher.

Owning two bars and a restaurant? Well, no wonder Andrew Fisher worked 18 hours a day, six days a week.

And did we mention he also had twin sons in diapers?

So when Andrew got headaches excruciating enough to force him to […]

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