Items Tagged ‘stroke’

'You're Not Alone'

January 30, 2020

‘You’re Not Alone’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Valentines’ Day of last year I had a stroke,” reveals Jeff Heisert, who had a blood clot behind his right eye. “I was completely paralyzed and blind. Dr. May Nour, my interventional radiologist, went through my torso, through the right carotid that was blocked, and up into my brain. They literally pulled the blood cot […]

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Tags: Dr. May Nour, featured, heart attack, interventional radiologist, Patient and Family Advisory Council, stroke, stroke survivors, UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit


Lucky to Have Found PFAC

January 30, 2020

Lucky to Have Found PFAC

By uclahealth uclahealth

“This tiny pool of blood settled over the nerves that control the motor function of my left leg. So, initially, my only symptom was that my left leg was paralyzed,” recalls Linda Hatcher, a stroke survivor and member of the Neurosurgery Patient and Family Advisory Council at UCLA Health. “The prognosis was that if I […]

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Tags: ECMO, featured, Patient and Family Advisory Council, stroke


Are You Stroke Savvy?

December 12, 2019

Are You Stroke Savvy?

By adinielli adinielli

“We’re looking at people’s risk for stroke and heart attack by doing a basic quiz,” explains Pamela Nye, the stroke coordinator and clinical nurse specialist for neuroscience at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Pamela is volunteering at the Santa Monica Health Fair. “I’m checking heart rates, and we’re doing atrial fibrillation checks. So far, I’ve […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, featured, heart attack, heart rates, irregular heart rates, neuroscience, Santa Monica Health Fair, stroke, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


October 3, 2019

Stroke treatment: Remember FAST to receive prompt care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Stroke is the leading cause of serious disability and the fifth leading cause of death in adults in the United States. The majority – 80 percent — of strokes are ischemic strokes, which occur when a blood vessel to the brain is blocked, preventing the brain from receiving the nutrient-rich oxygenated blood it needs to […]

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Tags: brain health, clot removal, FAST, stroke, stroke medicine, stroke recovery, stroke risks, stroke treatment, UCLA stroke center


Heart Disease and Stroke: Understand your risk

September 19, 2019

Heart Disease and Stroke: Understand your risk

By uclahealth uclahealth

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing 1 in 4—or just over 600,000—deaths each year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death. Both are more likely to occur if you have one of three specific risk factors, detailed below. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke 1. High […]

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Tags: cardiology, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, preventive care, Risk factors, stroke, The Checkup


A Possible Link Between Diet Beverages and Stroke

May 21, 2019

A Possible Link Between Diet Beverages and Stroke

By uclahealth uclahealth

A recent study of postmenopausal women age 50 to 79 in the United States found those who consumed two or more artificially sweetened beverages per day were at a higher risk for the most common type of stroke — ischemic stroke. Are Diet Drinks Bad for Your Health? The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS) […]

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Tags: diet soda, stroke, sweetened beverages, UCLA stroke center, women's health


UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit

May 8, 2019

UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

What is the mobile stroke unit? Approximately every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke and every four minutes, someone will die as a result of the disease. Against that backdrop, UCLA Health launched the first mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, enabling rapid delivery of brain-saving medications to stroke […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, ambulance, critical-care nurse, CT scanner, CT technologist, stroke, stroke neurologist, UCLA Mobile Stroke Unit


Father's Complicated Case of Pneumonia

April 22, 2019

Father’s Complicated Case of Pneumonia

By ShastaJade ShastaJade

It’s been 2 weeks since my dad was transferred to UCLA hospital. (Currently there in the ICU). This has been a very complicated case and the following will explain why. Upon arrival at UCLA an assessment took place, many different test and scans were taken. Checking all organs and organ systems (All of which came […]

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Tags: and MRSA, infections, patient stories, physical therapist, Sepsis, speech therapist, Staph Pneumonia, stroke


An Ambulance Like No Other

March 4, 2019

An Ambulance Like No Other

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My grandfather passed away from a stroke, so getting involved was something near and dear to my heart,” says Matt Hill, paramedic and captain with the Santa Monica Fire Department who works on the UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit. “Whenever the Mobile Stroke Unit is in operation there is a doctor, nurse, CT technician and […]

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Tags: CT scan, featured, hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, Mobile Stroke Unit, Santa Monica Fire Department, stroke, UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit


Ask the Doctors - What's the best way to treat carotid artery plaques?

September 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What’s the best way to treat carotid artery plaques?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My cardiovascular surgeon tells me medicine has mostly abandoned shunt and stent placements as a solution to carotid artery plaques. Instead, doctors are returning to the older “Roto-Rooter” procedure because patient outcomes have proved less problematic. What’s your take on this? Let’s start with an anatomy lesson.  The common carotid arteries are major […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, carotid arteries, Dr. Robert Ashley, endarterectomy, plaque, stents, stroke