…There was a movement to call strokes “brain attacks.” What happened to that?
…If you suddenly feel draggy, scramble your words, get a splitting headache, or fall, you might be having a stroke. Even the clunkiest Emergency Departments these days have heard of the clot-busting drug called TPA and start it on patients within the prescribed three-hour window.
…Now a new study at the University of Cincinnati says dripping the drug directly onto the clog by passing a tube through the artery into the head gives you a 65% better chance of walking, talking, and functioning.
…The doc said it was like pouring Drano on a hairball.
… Despite that charming description, HA wants it! Strokes run in her family. Her Dad was in the chair for 10 years.
...See the comments section on more stroke symptoms and how to assess a person who might be having one.