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, February 7, 2018

Pat Robertson To Make Full Recovery After Embolic Stroke

And they still don't know exactly how fast tPA needs to be delivered for 100% recovery. I got it in 90 minutes, didn't fully work.
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2018/february/pat-robertson-to-make-full-recovery-after-embolic-stroke
IRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson is recovering after sustaining an embolic stroke around 12 Noon Friday.  A family member recognized the onset of symptoms and Dr. Robertson was rushed to the nearest stroke center. 
The stroke center consulted with a neurologist/stroke specialist who quickly ordered a CT scan to determine the cause of the stroke and the location of the clot.
The consulting neurologist and the hospital team administered the clot-busting drug tPA approximately 80 minutes after the onset of symptoms.  Within minutes of receiving tPA, Dr. Robertson was awake and responsive and able to move all of his limbs. The neurologist declared the rapid recovery to be a "tPA miracle."

1 comment:

  1. The woman in charge of incoming stroke patients at our local hospital said it is now effective if given within 4 hours of the last normal ability. Now, as I was delivered to that hospital with my symptoms coming and going, I'd have gotten it, according to current protocol. 8 years ago, though, she said ER doctors were generally scared to use it. I didn't ask her the success rate if given in that time frame, though. AND, the artery dissection was identified immediately, seven I knew it was an ischemic stroke.

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