The Time after a Stroke

The Time after a Stroke

“The technology and medication are in constant development,” said Neurologist Felipe de los Rios about what’s next after a stroke. “The idea is offering the medication to more people faster and safer. We also look to protect the brain,” he says. One of the most important things is trying to stop the brain damage. “There […]

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Treatment for Strokes

Treatment for Strokes

The treatment of strokes has changed dramatically over the years, according to neurologist Dr. Felipe de los Rios. Prior to 1995, he says, the patient’s options were going into the ER, the doctor would do the test and made the diagnose and send a medication. “Nowadays that has changed dramatically. Doctors have efficacious interventions they […]

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Recovering from a Stroke

Recovering from a Stroke

Rehab is a better way to recover from a stroke, according to Dr. Felipe de los Rios. “It’s different if you have a stroke that affects a very specialized area, where the brain cells around that area might have a harder time learning to do the things of those very specialized brain cells,” explains De […]

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Stroke Is a Very Common Event

Stroke Is a Very Common Event

Dr. Felipe de los Rios states stroke is a very common event. According to the specialist, stroke is the leading cause of death in the United States, and the second worldwide. Stroke is also the leading cause of disability, which depends on the region of the brain affected. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: . […]

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Stroke Treatment Team

Stroke Treatment Team

Stroke treatment team is formed by: a doctor trained in brain conditions, a rehabilitation doctor, nurse, dietitian, physical therapist, occupational therapist, recreational therapist, speech pathologist, social worker, case manager and psychologist or psychiatrist. The team evaluates the patient, determine the deficits that the patient has and designs the plan in the rehab unit, says Dr. […]

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Women and Stroke Symptoms

Women and Stroke Symptoms

Besides of the typical stroke symptoms, Dr. Ana Viamonte-Ros, Medical Director of Palliative Care & Bioethics with Baptist Health South Florida, affirms women can have other symptoms like loss of consciousness or even fainting, respiratory complaints, falls, pain, seizures and hiccups. The expert advises going to the doctor if someone suspects anything could be wrong. […]

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Stroke and Mini Stroke

Stroke and Mini Stroke

Rosemarie Schwitzer, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains a mini stroke or transient ischemic attack is when a cholesterol plaque or a blood clot is causing symptoms. She says the symptoms last less than 24 hours, and when you have an MRI performed, it does not show anything. It is a […]

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Brain Health: Strokes

Brain Health: Strokes

Rosemarie Schwitzer, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says there are two different types of strokes: ischemic stroke is the most common and it happens when there is a blocked blood vessel, because of a blood clot or a cholesterol plaque that is stopping the blood flow of the brain. The second […]

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AVM Complications

AVM Complications

There are some complications when AVM occurs: stroke, numbness, problems with speech or movement, developmental delays in children, accumulation of spinal fluid in brain, lower quality of life and small risk for death from hemorrhage. Dr. Italo Linfante, Medical Director of Interventional Neuroradiology & Endovascular Neurosurgery with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, says seizures can be […]

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