Roland L. Skinner, III, MD
McLeod Neurological Associates
09 MAY 2019
A healthy brain benefits you throughout your life but it requires you to keep a close eye on a number of personal considerations.
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Every stroke affects your brain. But not every stroke hits you the same way. Nor are they all treated the same. McLeod Neurologist Timothy Hagen, DO explains the different types of strokes.
In 1945, President Franklin Roosevelt died from high blood pressure of 300/190 that caused a brain hemorrhage and a stroke. His death was not unique, because many Americans were dying of heart-related disease due to a lack of knowledge about the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Every heart problem doesn’t immediately lead to surgery. Treating problems with medications instead of, before or after surgery plays an important role in a heart patient maintaining their lifestyle.
Cardiologist, who medically treat and perform some cardiac-related procedures, are an important specialty for heart patients. Yet at McLeod, cardiologists are just one part of a much larger team of heart and vascular specialists, as explained by McLeod Cardiologist Alan Blaker, MD:
McLeod Regional Medical Center was one of the first two hospitals in the state to implement a new minimally invasive repair for an abdominal aortic aneurysm that sits dangerously close to the kidneys. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Eva Rzucidlo, MD, describes how she performed the Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair (FEVAR).
If a bulging aortic artery bursts, a person can die in minutes. Finding and repairing the dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysm is literally a life-saving procedure, as explained by McLeod Vascular Surgeon Eva Rzucidlo, MD.
If you made a list of the heart attack risk factors for men and, then, a list for women, the two would look very similar. Yet, there are some items on those lists, which leave women more at risk than men for a heart attack.