People who are immobile for long periods of time, victims of a stroke or cancer patients are some of the more typical people who would use an anticoagulation clinic. Listen to find out some symptoms of these conditions, what medications options are available and what you can do to help.
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!
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.
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.
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.