stroke

How mechanical thrombectomy is revolutionizing stroke care

Rocco A. Armonda, MD, Director, Neuroendovascular Surgery and Surgical Co-Director, Neuro Intensive Care Unit March 06, 2018

For many years, the number of people who were dying of strokes in the United States had been decreasing steadily….

Can the flu cause a stroke?

Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center May 04, 2018

In April 2018, beloved Night Court actor Harry Anderson died at 65 from a cardioembolic stroke, which involves blockage of…

3 steps to avoid a second stroke

Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center June 18, 2018

Having a stroke can be a life-changing experience. Nobody wants to go through it twice. Upon recovery, one of the…

A Delicate Balance: Control High Blood Pressure to Reduce Stroke Risk

Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center November 06, 2018

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. But many patients don’t realize that high blood pressure…

Six Non-Heat Injuries That Burn Center Doctors Should Treat

Taryn E. Travis, MD, Burn Attending, The Burn Center November 09, 2018

When most people think of a burn center, they think of heat-related injuries. While we are the only adult burn…

Can Daily Aspirin Use Help Prevent a Heart Attack?

Daniel James Dooley, MD, Non-Invasive Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute February 28, 2019

Aspirin has long been used as a therapy to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attacks, and heart disease. But…