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By Anne Machalinski • July 14, 2020

“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 By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“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 By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“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 [...]

By adinielli • December 12, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • October 3, 2019

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 [...]
By uclahealth • September 19, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • May 21, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP6cx2QH87Y 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 By UCLA50Plus • May 8, 2019

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 [...]
By ShastaJade • April 22, 2019
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • March 4, 2019