Items Tagged ‘stroke’

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 uclafiftyplus

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: 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 shastadowning

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 askthedoctors

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


Ask the Doctors - Is controlled high blood pressure still a risk factor for a heart attack?

July 16, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is controlled high blood pressure still a risk factor for a heart attack?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I know that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and more. However, is it still considered a risk factor if it’s controlled with medicine? High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for heart attacks and strokes because it damages the arteries that supply the heart and the brain, causing […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood pressure, blood pressure medication, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, systolic blood pressure


Ask the Doctors - Which are better for cholesterol? Statins or fibrates?

June 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Which are better for cholesterol? Statins or fibrates?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My friends and I are all getting older, and I’ve noticed that some of them are on statins to lower their cholesterol. My doctor chose a fibrate for me, Lopid (gemfibrozil). What’s the difference between statins and fibrates, and what’s special about Lopid? Statins and fibrates act in fundamentally different ways. Statins, more […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood cholesterol, cholesterol, cholesterol levels, Dr. Robert Ashley, fibrates, heart attack, LDL, statins, stroke, triglycerides


I have never felt so special Part-2

April 11, 2018

I have never felt so special Part-2

By Al4232 al12

I think you have built one of the most specular teams I have ever interacted with. It started with Pete and the nurse he worked with in the OR to get me admitted and settled in for my stay. Would you believe after all the names I wrote down I forgot hers? But the person […]

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Tags: or, patient stories, sonogram, stroke


Ask the Doctors - How worrisome is a mini-stroke?

April 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How worrisome is a mini-stroke?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: While my wife and I were working in the garden, she got dizzy and couldn’t understand what I was saying. The episode went away after a few minutes, but I took her to the ER anyway. The doctors there said she had experienced a TIA. What is that, and is it dangerous?   […]

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Tags: blood clot, blood pressure, cognitive lapse, diet, dizzy, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, ischemic strokes, medical emergency, mini stroke, smoking, stroke


Ask the Doctors - Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

March 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Will eating nuts really reduce my risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases, which a new study has suggested? If so, how many should I be eating? Dear Reader: Nuts are fruits. They consist of a hard shell and an edible seed. To answer your question, I’ll use the definition of nuts […]

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Tags: almonds, antioxidants, Brazil nuts, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cashews, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, eating nuts, fiber, fruits, hazelnuts