STORIES FROM THE HEART: She knew what to do when her husband, a TV meteorologist, struggled to say ‘nightstand’

Bonita Jefferies was relaxing in her bedroom, watching “The Bachelor” on TV, when her husband, Jay Jefferies, walked into the room. To her, his timing was unusual; “The Bachelor” wasn’t his type of show.

What really got her attention was when Jay – a TV meteorologist in Augusta, […]

Volunteer marks stroke anniversary with ‘Today’ show interview

Teri Ackerson finished a Memorial Day run last year in preparation for her first marathon. She went home for a shower, then went for a coffee with her teenage son, Parker. It was then that her left arm suddenly went numb, her face drooped on the left side and […]

Preventing stroke in women–frequently asked questions

About the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Womens’ Stroke Guidelines
Are these the first stroke prevention guidelines specific to women?

The 2014 stroke prevention guidelines are the first evidence-based recommendations for preventing stroke in women to be presented in one document. They are intended to help women and their primary […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Warning stroke uncovers lurking heart condition; he’s now helping raise awareness

J. Loren Sisson IV has always been on the move.

A lifelong athlete, he played basketball in college. He then worked as a personal trainer in the gym his family owned.

And he did it all with a hole in his heart – a condition that was discovered after he had […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Speed matters in stroke treatment: 30-minute delay = 10 percent drop in good recovery

It’s the terrifying math of stroke treatment: For every 30-minute delay, chances of good recovery go down 10 percent.

Here’s how the 30-10 Formula works. New research shows that a half-hour delay in removing a blood clot that’s causing a stroke equates to the 10 percent drop in likelihood of […]

Simple Science @Heart: Hospital uses auto assembly line techniques to speed up stroke care

A hospital stroke team in St. Louis, Mo., used Toyota’s “lean” manufacturing principles to streamline care — treating patients 21 minutes faster than usual.

The team adopted the manufacturer’s assembly line approach, removing unnecessary or inefficient steps and adjusting others in the hospital’s stroke treatment process.

After streamlining care, 78 […]