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Treatments Reduce Stroke Risk in People with Atrial Fibrillation
Treatments Reduce Stroke Risk in People with Atrial Fibrillation

A new class of blood thinners and devices lower the high risk of stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Duke doctors were involved in several of the ...

Hands-Only CPR for Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Hands-Only CPR for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Hands-only CPR is a lifesaving technique that does not require mouth to mouth resuscitation. If you see someone collapse, check the person’s breathing. Someone ...

Sudden, Painless Vision Changes Require Emergency Care
Sudden, Painless Vision Changes Require Emergency Care

Sudden, painless changes in vision could mean you’re experiencing a rare type of stroke caused by a blood clot in the retinal artery. It’s important that every ...

Know Your Stroke Risk, Know the Signs of Stroke
Know Your Stroke Risk, Know the Signs of Stroke

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to brush up on your stroke knowledge. It’s important to recognize the signs of stroke and call 911 im ...

Stroke Survivor Becomes Advocate for Stroke Awareness and Heart Health
Stroke Survivor Becomes Advocate for Stroke Awareness and Heart Health

When 44-year-old Raleigh resident Andy Beal suddenly became disoriented and weak in the middle of the night, he didn’t realize he was experiencing a “mini-stro ...

Fast access to stroke procedure saves Wilmington woman’s life and health
Fast access to stroke procedure saves Wilmington woman’s life and health

Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there from Wilmington just in time. ...

Telestroke technology speeds Danville woman to lifesaving stroke treatment
Telestroke technology speeds Danville woman to lifesaving stroke treatment

All Juanita Grant remembers is talking on the phone in her Danville, VA, apartment. Then she woke up at Duke University Hospital and learned she’d had a stroke ...

Duke Telestroke Network Improves Stroke Care, Patient Outcomes at 5 NC, VA Hospitals
Duke Telestroke Network Improves Stroke Care, Patient Outcomes at 5 NC, VA Hospitals

Patients at Duke Telestroke Network hospitals get the immediate care they need and, when necessary, are transferred faster to hospitals providing advanced proc ...

When Your Loved One has Aphasia
When Your Loved One has Aphasia

Aphasia is a language disorder that can impact comprehension and communication. Learning to communicate with someone who has aphasia -- which can occur followi ...