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Stroke Recovery at Home: 5 Tips for Caregivers

Stroke Recovery at Home: 5 Tips for Caregivers

If you're caring for a loved one who has suffered a stroke, these tips could save the day! A stroke can leave some challenging disabilities in its wake, causing patients to need a caregiver either while they recover or for …

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Top Ways to Prevent Stroke Recurrence

Top Ways to Prevent Stroke Recurrence

Just because you've successfully recovered from a past stroke, doesn't mean you're completely in the clear. Unfortunately, the National Stroke Association estimates that 25 to 35 percent of stroke patients will suffer a recurrence at some point in their lives. …

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How Does the Sodium in My Diet Affect My Blood Pressure

How Does the Sodium in My Diet Affect My Blood Pressure

If you understand the link between sodium and blood pressure, you'll understand why it's important to make healthy dietary choices. Chances are you pay attention to calories and maybe even fat, but do you keep an eye on the sodium in your …

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Understanding the Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Understanding the Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Atrial fibrillation can play an important part in stroke prevention. Atrial fibrillation and stroke—while you've heard the terms before, how much do you truly understand about their link? In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, here's some information to help you …

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How To Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

How To Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Take a few steps to reduce your risk of stroke and you just might save your life. Stroke is the cause of one in every 18 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), making it the leading cause of …

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Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth Adopts New Trevo Pro Vue Clot Retriever for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth Adopts New Trevo Pro Vue Clot Retriever for Acute Ischemic Stroke

  Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth is the first hospital in the North Texas area to adopt the new FDA approved Trevo Pro Vue Clot Retriever, manufactured by Stryker Neurovascular, for removing clots from the brain in patients experiencing …

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Stroke Treatment: Why Time Matters

Stroke Treatment: Why Time Matters

During a stroke, immediate treatment can save a life! Find out why. According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the most common cause of adult disability and the third most common cause of death in the United States. When …

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Top 5 Surprising Signs of Stroke

Top 5 Surprising Signs of Stroke

The signs of stroke may not be what you think. Learn some of the more uncommon symptoms and save a life. Knowledge is power when it comes to strokes because immediate medical care can prevent disability or even save a …

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What Can Cause Blood Clots?

What Can Cause Blood Clots?

Blood clots in the veins and arteries can be caused by a number of factors. While sometimes clotting can be beneficial in the stopping of excessive bleeding, other times clotting itself can be quite dangerous. Knowing what causes blood clots …

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What You Should Know About Peripheral Artery Disease

What You Should Know About Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a circulatory condition characterized by reduced blood flow to the organs or limbs, and it is caused by the narrowing of arteries due to the buildup of plaque. If you’ve been diagnosed with PAD, here’s …

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