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In less than 40 hours, Mary Ciancibello goes from a major stroke to returning home feeling fine.
Aphasia is a cognitive disorder that affects 2 million Americans, yet many people have never heard of it. Learn more about this language processing disorder.
While on a phone call with a coworker, Steve started to slur his speech. When his coworker went to check on him, he found Steve slumped in his chair. Thankfully, his coworker recognized the symptoms and called 9-1-1 right away.
Strokes in young patients are uncommon, but when they do occur, an injury to the blood vessel called an artery dissection is a common cause -- occurring in up to 20 percent of young adults.
Visceral fat, which surrounds some of the vital organs, causes insulin resistance and poses a risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence has shown that ectopic fat also increases risk for these diseases.
Many physicians think the fear of COVID-19 is preventing stroke victims from seeking out emergency care that could save their life and reduce their risk of disability from a stroke.
Many emergency departments, such as those at UH, have procedures in place to screen and separate COVID-19 patients to eliminate the risk of spreading the virus to staff and other patients.
Studies show that up to 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression, according to the American Heart Association.