Tag: TPA

Teacher Returns to Classroom 8 Days After Stroke

Teacher Returns to Classroom 8 Days After Stroke

On the one year anniversary of his stroke, Blair Russell spent the evening with friends at Busch Stadium cheering his favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, on to a win.
On May 4, 2015, 37-year-old Blair Russell was teaching his fifth-graders math, just as he did every day after lunch. Suddenly, something felt off. “I was

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Stroke Survivor Uses Her Art to Aid Recovery

Stroke Survivor Uses Her Art to Aid Recovery

Don’t ignore the early warning signs of a stroke. For internationally acclaimed textile artist and educator Lindsay Obermeyer, her first sign was double vision while having dinner with her daughter.
“Suddenly there were two of her,” Obermeyer recalls.
She went to the internet to search for a reason for her symptoms. “I read that it

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The Right Call; the Best Outcome

The Right Call; the Best Outcome

Prad Sabharwal was at home talking on the telephone with his brother early one morning when his right hand suddenly went numb. Within minutes, the 56-year-old St. Louisan couldn’t move his arm at all and then, just as sudden, his right leg also wouldn’t move. Sabharwal hung up the phone and called his wife,

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Fast treatment can aid in recovery from an ischemic stroke

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk recently underwent surgery for an ischemic stroke, and his physicians report that a complete recovery isn’t likely.
A stroke can happen anytime, anywhere. The warning signs come on quickly:

Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg, usually on one side of the body
Sudden dimness or loss

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Lean Efforts Improve Stroke Treatment at Barnes-Jewish

Lean Efforts Improve Stroke Treatment at Barnes-Jewish

We’ve talked before about our efforts using lean principles to reduce waste and increase productivity. Here’s another example that, in this case, helps directly impact lives.
A team of stroke clinicians and emergency department staff at Barnes-Jewish Hospital borrowed techniques from the auto industry to give ischemic stroke patients a chance at better outcomes.
The

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World Stroke Day

October 29th is World Stroke Day.

1 in 6 people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime.
Do you know what the warning signs of a stroke are?

sudden weakness of the face, arm or leg
sudden dimness or loss of vision, usually in one eye
loss of speech, or trouble

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Time is brain – we can't stress it enough

Time is brain – we can't stress it enough

A recent article discusses how important it is to recognize stroke symptoms so that stroke sufferers can get to an emergency room with enough time to be administered the clot-busting drug TPA.
We couldn’t agree more.
Here at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, we see our fair share of stroke cases, and we have a saying – “time

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