Stroke

Stroke is the result of insufficient blood supply to the brain. It results in neurological disturbances that may affect motion, vision, speech and cognition in general. It is considered a medical emergency and the earliest the treatment the less damage to the brain cells. Hopefully,  stroke is a condition well understood and can be effectively prevented.

Anybody under 65 on Medicare have a hard time getting supplemental insurance? My area, Dinwiddie, VA, doesn’t offer much in supplemental insurance and the ones that are offered can’t carry me cause I’m only 39. Anyone else run into that issue? Confused on what to do.

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My mum had her 5th major stroke 2 years ago which has left in a care home, she is unable to communicate in any way, but we haven’t lost hope, She has been prescribed a skin patch placed behind her ear to reduce drooling, it is working and is preventing excess saliva and reducing risk of choking but...

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PRNewswire/ - As the nation deals with a historic pandemic, stroke surgeons with the Get Ahead of Stroke campaign are warning Americans about the risk of disability or death for individuals who might ignore stroke symptoms out of fear of overreacting or being sent to a hospital where they face expos...

To protect stroke team members and patients during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals should aim to follow current guidelines while rethinking resource allocation, according to temporary guidance from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. Existing stroke guideline...

I'm a 30 years old (otherwise completely healthy, social/friendly and active) Marketing Manager from Sydney, Australia. I experienced an unexpected stroke a few days ago and have since lost vision on my right peripheral (homonymous hemianopia). It's frankly quite shocking and feels surreal that this...

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People who may be having a stroke should still call 999 for emergency medical care, even during the coronavirus pandemic, say UK experts. "Dr Deb Lowe, NHS National Clinical Director for Stroke and Consultant Stroke Physician at Wirral University Teaching Hospital, said:"Our hospitals are...

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Council Leadership has released temporary emergency guidance on management of acute stroke patients during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Although the guidance is temporary and thus expected to change as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the AHA/AS...

I haven't been feeling too well lately. I currently had to quit my job I just started like 5 months ago. Because the place I worked at was too fast paced for me and I realized I couldn't multitask And my focus was off I was getting very irritable at work a lot. Now being home all the time has been d...

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Timely detection and accurate segmentation of acute ischemic stroke lesions on magnetic resonance images are essential for the triaging patient for endovascular therapy. Lesion segmentation is a routine process where the abnormal areas within brain images are qualitatively and manually picked by exp...

I had my ischemic stroke 3/27/2018. I am pre-diabetic (unsure if that was the cause of the stroke). Anyone else pre-diabetic/or diabetic and do you think that caused your stroke? Any tips or advice to get diabetes under control is appreciated?

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How is your mobility? Do you use a wheelchair, walker, quad cane, straight cane or nothing at all?

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I don’t have many side effects from my stroke which happened in January last year. What I do have is anxiety and being angry all the time. I hate how I feel and feel bad for my kids and partner. Is there a treatment I can do to stop being angry?

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Is anyone a stoke survivor in their late teens or early 20’s? My daughter is a survivor, and is 19. She had her stroke at 17. She’s looking for a peer/support community.

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This is so odd. I have worked really hard on my handwriting. I approached it like teaching a child to write, doing pages of letters to retrain my hand to make the movements and forcing myself to write when I really didn’t want to. The other day I needed to write something down and I picked up the p...

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Consistent with the known distinction of a region in the southeastern United States known as the "Stroke belt", a corresponding "End-stage renal disease belt" exists, where the prevalence of advanced kidney disease is high and the supply of donor organs is low, new research concl...

April 1, 2020.Neurologists around the world say that a small subset of patients with Covid-19 are developing serious impairments of the brain. These domestic reports follow similar observations by doctors in Italy and other parts of the world, of Covid-19 patients having strokes, seizures, encephali...

We are all asking: Where are all the patients with heart attacks and stroke? They are missing from our hospitals. Doctors from Hong Kong reported an increase in patients coming to the hospital late in the course of their heart attack, when treatment is less likely to be lifesaving. Times of stress i...

APRIL 04, 2020 - American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Council Leadership has released temporary emergency guidance on management of acutestroke patients during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Although the guidance is temporary and thus expected to change as the COVID-19 pandemic evo...

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Researchers used accelerometers to measure daily physical activity in 30 stroke survivors for a week, assessing how much the participants moved and how well they performed routine physical tasks. The study revealed that stroke survivors who engaged in a lot of light physical activi...

OK, I saw a new neurologist today. Six years post stroke and feeling optimistic about the new doctor. She is not quick to dole out drugs. I suffer depression and PBA and she wants me to see a psychiatrist. Thoughts from other survivors? Drugs versus psychiatrist?

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