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Tag Archive | "stroke"

Treating Afib Patients, Preventing Strokes from Clots at the Cleveland Clinic with The Watchman

Kelly Bowman reports on a device that’s helping prevent strokes in patients with Atrial Fibrillation at risk of bleeding. The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a small, ear-shaped sac in the muscle wall of the left atrium (top left chamber of the heart) with an unknown function. The LAA may have no function at all […]

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People Are Suffering Strokes at Younger Ages; Mean Stroke Age Down 71.2 to 69.2

According to a study from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine regarding people from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region — an estimated population of 1.3 million — strokes are occurring at younger ages. The mean age at stroke significantly decreased from 71.2 years in 1993/1994 to 69.2 years in 2005. The proportion of all […]

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Senator Mark Kirk Releases Gait Analysis and Rehabilitation Walking Program Video

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) outlines the progress of his recovery after suffering from an ischemic stroke in January and expressed his deep gratitude to the people of Illinois for allowing him the time he needs to recover. Mark Kirk suffered a stroke about 15 weeks ago, had three brain surgeries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital […]

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Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) Suffered an Ischemic Stroke Saturday

Sen. Mark Kirk underwent surgery Monday after tests revealed he has suffered a stroke, according to a statement from the Illinois Republican’s office. Kirk, 52, checked himself into a hospital in Illinois over the weekend. Senator Mark Kirk’s office has report that he has suffered an ischemic stroke and underwent surgery to minimize swelling on […]

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NCH Stroke Program Earns Key Award for Quality of Care

Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights has received the “Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award” from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The designation puts NCH among the nation’s top hospitals for providing aggressive, proven stroke care. “When a person suffers a stroke, time lost is brain lost,” said […]

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Stroke? TIA? Complicated Migraine? Physician Experts Concerned for Serene Branson’s Speech Failure

Video of Serene Branson with disruption of speech that occurred during a live report on the Grammy’s Sunday night. Serene Branson, a CBS Los Angeles reporter, was giving a live report from the red carpet of the Grammy awards Sunday night, when her speech suddenly became slurred and incomprehensible. She appeared increasingly worried and aware […]

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