After you’re treated for stroke, you may be screened for atrial fibrillation (AFib)—a heart rhythm disorder that, untreated, causes an estimated 15 percent of strokes. Because an irregular heartbeat may not appear for weeks, your Cone Health doctors may recommend placing an implantable loop recorder—a small device that can monitor your heart for up to three years, giving us a better chance of uncovering your AFib and helping you prevent subsequent strokes. Cone Health is a leader and early adapter of this technology for stroke prevention.
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^ Donald R Hoover; Stephen Crystal; Rizie Kumar; Usha Sambamoorthi; Joel C Cantor (December 1, 2002). "Medical Expenditures during the Last Year of Life: Findings from the 1992–1996 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey". Health Service Research. 37 (6): 1625–1642. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.01113. PMC 1464043. PMID 12546289. Last-year-of-life expenses constituted 22 percent of all medical, 26 percent of Medicare, 18 percent of all non-Medicare expenditures, and 25 percent of Medicaid expenditures.

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A local example of the life-saving stroke care making a difference was a man who came to Marshall North ER in June with weakness and impaired speech. Tests showed the patient to be a candidate for teleneurology and possible tPA – a clot busting medication. Through the teleneurology system – which links rural hospitals with a neurologist at Huntsville Hospital using a computer monitor – the medical team determined tPA should be administered. The patient received the drug and, after close monitoring, was transferred to Huntsville Hospital.
Companion helpers are hands off, non-medical helpers that help those in need by assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs) in order to continue living life from the comfort of home. Companion help can include meal preparation, assistance with light housekeeping, laundry, accompaniment to outings and appointments, socialization, medication reminders and assistance with morning and bedtime routine. The specific needs are set up between you and the individual that you choose to hire after evaluating resumes and other materials.

Suffering from a stroke can lead to a wide range of serious and possibly life-threatening repercussions, so if anyone in your family is affected by this condition, you should take immediate action. With only a small percentage of patients ever fully recovering from a stroke, rehabilitative measures have become an important step in post-stroke patient care. The success of these measures depends to a large extent on the experience and training of the medical team, so you may want to consider one or more of the following elite stroke rehabilitation centers.


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Dispatch: The second step in the chain of survival is ‘dispatch’, which involves activating emergency medical services. In most cases, this involves calling 911. Medical dispatch should be thoroughly trained to identify a possible stroke patient so that the appropriate level of EMS services can be dispatched to the patient.  Simply stated, the faster EMS can be dispatched, the quicker lifesaving treatment can be delivered.


When a weakened blood vessel ruptures and spills blood into brain tissue, it’s called a hemorrhagic stroke. The most common cause for the rupture is uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure). There are two other types of weakened blood vessels that can also cause hemorrhagic stroke: aneurysms (swellings within vessels) and arteriovenous malformations or AVMs (abnormal tangles of blood vessels).
Dispatch: The second step in the chain of survival is ‘dispatch’, which involves activating emergency medical services. In most cases, this involves calling 911. Medical dispatch should be thoroughly trained to identify a possible stroke patient so that the appropriate level of EMS services can be dispatched to the patient.  Simply stated, the faster EMS can be dispatched, the quicker lifesaving treatment can be delivered.
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“At UofL Hospital, we continually strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients,” said Kerri Remmel, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the UofL Hospital Stroke Center and chair of the UofL Department of Neurology. “U Care adds the vital step of thoroughly programmed follow-up with stroke patients to ensure they continue recovery, avoid unnecessary readmission to the hospital and prevent a second stroke.”
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It’s very common to have a negative attitude after a serious illness, and some patients experience depression after a stroke — sometimes weeks or months later. However, it is absolutely critical to keep a realistic or positive attitude during rehabilitation to maximize results. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists, who are part of your care team, may recommend therapy and/or medication.
If you're seeking your doctor's advice during a scheduled appointment, your doctor will evaluate your risk factors for stroke and heart disease. Your discussion will focus on avoiding these risk factors, such as not smoking or using illegal drugs. Your doctor also will discuss lifestyle strategies or medications to control high blood pressure, cholesterol and other stroke risk factors.
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