Blood thinners – or anticoagulants – are medications that help keep blood flowing properly for people who’ve had strokes or blood clotting issues . SMH has 7 conveniently located anticoagulation clinics to help patients manage these medications.
During the summer, people tend to spend many more hours outside. Sweating will not only removes water from your body, it also removes electrolytes. Keeping hydrated will help you avoid heat exhaustion and the more severe heat stroke. What types of liquids should you drink? Listen in!
Summer is almost here, and when something happens – heat stroke, sprain or sever sun burn – you can visit one of SMH’s Urgent Care Centers. If you are showing signs of a stroke or heart attack or other serious medical event, one of the two emergency rooms is where you should go.
From a hydraulic car for mobility training to a full furnished condo which helps people regain functionality their home – the Rehabilitation Pavilion has it all. Oh… and a full size grocery store!
The clinical care offered in the Rehabilitation Pavilion is truly out of this world. Not only does that apply to the team of people, but also to the technology. Task-driven tools like the Ekso Skeleton and the Vector Track are truly state-of-the-art.
Opening the new 74,000 sq. ft. facility will make a difference not only for families visiting patients, but also help with the transition to home life. Private rooms, bathrooms and couches for families are just some of the new amenities.
Doctors are experts at spotting the potential for a stroke or heart failure. But there are some things that we can do on our own that can help prevent these major health events from happening. Listen in!
Diet, exercise and knowledge are the best tools to prevent a secondary stroke. Being proactive is where it all starts. Listen in to learn more.
Did you know that is you have Atrial fibrillation, the chances of having a stroke increase by 500%? Find out about stroke education and how to manage the risks.
Over 700 strokes happen every year, and getting the patient to a Comprehensive Stroke Center like Sarasota Memorial as quickly as possible, is so important. Listen to Diane’s story – a recent stroke victim.
In the U.S., a person dies of a stroke every 4 minutes. We’ve all heard about strokes and yet many of us don’t really know what they are. Listen to find out about many the risk factors, ailments and symptoms that can lead to a stroke.
When Thomas Packer suffered a massive stroke, the effects were debilitating. He was unable to communicate and paralyzed on one side. Fortunately, he lives in Sarasota, Fla., where he was able to access the latest interventions available at Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. In this educational video, NeuroInterventional Radiologist Daniel Case, MD, discusses advanced treatment options for those affected by even the most challenging strokes. For more information, visit smh.com/stroke.
If you think you or a loved one may be having a stroke, call 911 IMMEDIATELY and ask them to take you to the nearest Comprehensive Stroke Center. Offering services beyond the scope of primary stroke centers, only Comprehensive Stroke Centers can offer the wider range of specialists and more advanced treatment options needed when standard therapies are not enough.
The technique of opening the artery in a blood clot (ischemic) in the brain turned is showing extremely positive results – since this past January. By inserting a small catheter into a vein, Dr. Case of Sarasota Memorial Hospital can remove the clot from the brain in certain cases.
When treating strokes, either blood clots (ischemic) or blood vessel rupture (hemorrhagic), time is the most important factor. CT scans, F.A.S.T. observations are among the tools used to evaluate the event.
In an effort to help people who have had a stroke, Sarasota Memorial launched a telemedicine program where the patients can use their connected devices to make treatment more efficient.
In early January, Joe Quortani felt something odd. Two days later, he felt compelled to head to Sarasota Memorial’s Emergency Room. He had a stroke, which amazingly resolved itself. Three days later, however, the full effects of the stroke hit. Listen to the engaging story.
Jill & Shannon from Sarasota Memorial explain why the National Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center means so much for our patients, and how the process works.
As one of the top causes of death in the US, a stroke is not only treatable, it is also preventable. Find out more about this brain attack and how it can affect people of all ages.