Stroke

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Stroke recovery and rehabilitation

As a result of stroke, a person may experience a range of new difficulties with skills like walking, range of motion and everyday living activities including eating, going to the bathroom, dressing and taking care of themselves. In addition, a stroke survivor may also experience problems communicating, thinking or swallowing. Rehabilitation following stroke should be...
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What is telestroke?

Telestroke services are now an essential part of operations for any Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) like Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. In these types of situations, a stroke neurologist performs a video conference with the patient, available care partners, and treating staff at a facility where on-site stroke expertise is not available. The telestroke encounter...
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Stroke prevention and “secondary prevention”

Within the last 25 years, many significant and paradigm-shifting strides have been made in acute stroke care. These breakthroughs have made a major difference in the lives of patients and their families. Unfortunately, not all stroke patients are eligible for these acute treatments – particularly those who do not arrive to the hospital within the...
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Stroke and aneurysm: What you need to know

Acute Ischemic Stroke An acute ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery that brings blood to the brain. Deprived of oxygen and nutrients, the brain cells start to die at a rate of two million neurons per minute, which is why every minute that passes increases the risk permanent brain damage, disability...
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Stroke in the African American community

Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. In South Carolina, African Americans are 43 percent more likely to die from stroke than Caucasians. Young adults are also dying from stroke. Stroke resulted in 16,298 hospitalizations in South Carolina in 2017. Of these, 37 percent were patients younger than 65....
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What is a Comprehensive Stroke Center?

Physician Author: Quill Turk, DO Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of adult disability. When a stroke happens, every minute it goes untreated can have a big impact on how well the person is able to recover. Getting to the right hospital quickly is vital...
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Stroke lessons learned the hard way

I dreamed I had a stroke. In my dream, I knew I was in the midst of a stroke, but I couldn’t talk or get up. I could use my phone, though, and managed to text for help. In the emergency room, the doctor asked me if I had a living will.
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Stroke Camp: A Place of Support and Fun for Survivors and Caregivers

On Feb. 8, 2016, at approximately 11 p.m., I experienced a hemorrhagic stroke. I went to bed and felt an odd sensation that I knew was not going to just go away. My husband was downstairs and I immediately called him for help.
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Innovative brain-injury recovery program makes eclipse t-shirts

Where else but RCP’s West End Co-op can community members buy a patient-made total eclipse t-shirt that not only supports the rehab program, but allows buyers to individualize the shirts with their own eclipse-colored thumb print?
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Stroke survival … A lifelong journey

February 27, 2011, started out as a regular day. I got up early and went to work in the emergency department at Greenville Memorial Hospital. My husband, John O’Donnell, an emergency physician, had worked the evening before and was sound asleep. I received a phone call at work that morning that would change my life—our...
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