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How to Recognize a Stroke

Posted by Lake Health on Sep 29, 2018 1:58:00 PM

Topics: Heart Health, Heart & Vascular

 A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts, depriving the brain of oxygen. Brain damage can occur within minutes.

Stroke is the nation’s leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death. Early diagnosis and treatment can help lessen a stroke’s long-term effects and increase the chances of survival. Many people having a stroke can’t help themselves. That’s why you should learn the symptoms of a stroke and act FAST*.

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What is Normal Blood Pressure?

Posted by Lake Health Physician Group on Sep 28, 2018 4:27:36 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Heart & Vascular, Heart Health

Blood pressure is considered normal or healthy when it’s below 120/80, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Both organizations now define high blood pressure as anything over 130/80, down from 140/90.

 

Why is it important to keep track of your blood pressure? Neelima Rao, MD, explains: 

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Am I at Risk for a Stroke?

Posted by Lake Health Heart & Vascular Team on Oct 3, 2017 4:17:00 PM

Topics: Heart Health, Heart & Vascular

Anyone can suffer a stroke, but there are several factors that put you at higher risk. Family health history, blood pressure and ethnicity are all factors that impact your chances of having a stroke. 

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Could You Spot a Stroke?

Posted by Lake Health Heart & Vascular Team on Aug 10, 2017 6:26:00 PM

Topics: Heart Health, Heart & Vascular

A stroke is a true medical emergency. Strokes happen when a blood vessel in your brain is blocked or bursts, depriving the brain of oxygen. Just as oxygen-starved heart muscle dies during a heart attack, brain damage can occur within minutes of a stroke. Could you spot a stroke? 

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