Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Carotid artery stenosis in people at high risk: treatment options.

My doctors never found my 80% blockage of my carotid artery so for three years I was at high risk for another stroke until that artery completely closed up.
Carotid artery stenosis in people at high risk: treatment options.

What is a Patient Decision Aid?

Patient decision aids are tools that help patients, care-givers and families become involved in decision making around difficult health care issues. They are designed to complement, rather than replace, the advice given by a health care practitioner.
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  • Website: OHRI
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Summary - The message of this resource is:

This patient decision aid helps people with serious heart, lung or kidney problems or who are over 80 years old decide on the treatment methods for blocked or narrowed carotid arteries. It facilitates the process by outlining and comparing the three treatment options: taking medicines, stenting and taking medicines, and surgery and taking medicines.


Keywords
Carotid artery stenosis, medicine, stenting, surgery
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