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Book details
  • SubGenre:Diseases / Nervous System
  • Language:English
  • Pages:106
  • eBook ISBN:9781618422750


True Stories of Stroke Reversal

by Marilyn Rymer and Robert Rymer

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15 short stories of patients who had their strokes reversed at the St. Luke's Stroke Center in Kansas City, Missouri. All these stories were transcribed by author RAR and edited by the patients. All have given their permission to publish these stories.The book also contains a great deal of information on different types of strokes and some associated conditions which may accompany strokes. Additional resource information is provided for the reader.
There are 750,000 strokes in the USA each year. Some experts believe that 600,000 of these might be candidates for "acute stroke reversal". A recent estimate suggests that only about 4 to 8% of all those strokes have any attempt at stroke reversal. This book tells the stories of 15 patients at a large midwestern stroke reversal center who underwent acute stroke reversal. Their ages varied from 18 to 63 and their stories may surprise you. These cases illustrate that stroke disease does not just reside in the elderly - it can affect any age group. Learn the signs of the acute stroke and what to do for the victim. This book may be useful to those who have had a family member affected by a " completed" stroke. There is quite a bit of information on the mechanics of stroke and measures you might take if you are at risk.
About the author
Founder of the St. Luke's Stroke Center ( 1993 ) in Kansas City, Missouri The Center specializes in acute stroke reversal : usually within 3 hours of onset. Multiple medical modalities may be utilized in the center : intravenous tPA, intra arterial tPA and various mechanical clot removal devices. The St. Luke's Stroke Team is a 24/7 , high energy , enthusiastic and focused group of EMT's,nurses,physicians, and administrators who hope to eliminate the consequences of the " completed stroke."