Items Tagged ‘stroke’

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


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 Ask the Doctors

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 Ask the Doctors

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 Al4232

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