UNC Health Talk

Category: Stroke

Stroke survivor and UNC REX patient Jason Heiser looks forward to new challenges once races resume.

December 24, 2020

His Biggest Obstacle Yet: A Stroke

Thanks to his co-workers’ quick thinking, an active 34-year-old recovers fully from a stroke.

Stroke, UNC Stories

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Twenty-something woman rubs her forehead

May 19, 2020

An Emerging COVID-19/Stroke Connection

The virus could lead to blood clots that could result in stroke for people of all ages.

Coronavirus, Stroke

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older man having vision examined by doctor

March 11, 2019

What Happens When You Have a Stroke

Strokes can present themselves in varying ways, but a quick response means a better chance at full recovery.

Neurology, Stroke

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Clinicians gathered around a patient

January 24, 2018

People Having a Stroke Now Have More Options for Treatment

Speedy action is still critical, but doctors’ tools have expanded, according to new treatment guidelines developed by a group of experts led by a UNC neurologist.

Physicians, Stroke

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James Faber

November 4, 2016

UNC scientists identify “collateral vessel” gene that protects agai...

Variants of the human version of the gene may help explain why people differ so much in their ability to survive artery blockages.

Genetics, Innovation, Stroke

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May 3, 2016

UNC Hospitals receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Qua...

American Heart Association recognizes UNC Hospitals' commitment to quality stroke care

Awards, Stroke

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Sylvia and Patrick Pope

April 22, 2015

Quick thinking, communication and intervention lead to improved out...

On a late January morning this year, Patrick Pope was in his Clinton home, juggling a grandchild on each knee. His wife, Sylvia, was in the kitchen keeping an eye on the chicken she’d just placed in the oven. She heard a loud sound from the living room and rushed in to find her husband had...

Stroke, UNC Stories

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An illustration of a man with a clock.

January 9, 2015

Surviving A Stroke: Every Moment Counts

Each year there are more than 700,000 strokes in the United States.* A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is halted. In the case of a stroke, every moment counts. Lack of blood causes brain cells to begin dying within minutes. Early recognition and treatment of a stroke is critical to minimize damage.…

Stroke

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February 26, 2014

New Stroke Guidelines Target Women

For the first time, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have issued guidelines aimed at reducing stroke risk in women. Each year, 55,000 more strokes occur in women than in men and represent the third leading cause of death for women (they’re the fifth leading cause for men).

Stroke

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