Mini Stroke Study A new study by Canadian researchers shows patients who suffer a mild stroke , sometimes called a “mini stroke”, could be at higher risk for disability if not treated with a clot-busting drug. Learn more about stroke care at Swedish by visiting http://www.swedish.org/Services/Neuroscience-Institute/Neuroscience-Services/Stroke

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Mini Stroke can Shorten Life Expectancy Frank Sullivan suffered a massive stroke in his sleep. “My wife found me in bed and called 911 and they came and took me to the hospital.” He was left with lasting damage. “My speech is definitely different than it used to be, obviously,” says Frank. Frank is keenly…

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Good nursing care is of utmost importance, especially during the acute stage. The patient should be made to rest in bed, and he should be turned frequently from side to side to prevent development of pressure sores. Cold compresses may be applied to the head to relieve pain. The patient should be protected from visitors…

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Carrots have been found very valuable in stroke. A recent Harvard study has shown that eating carrots five times a week or more can reduce the risk of stroke drastically by two-thirds, compared with eating carrots only once a month or less. This conclusion was reached after observing nearly 90,000 women nurses for eight years.…

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