Stroke patient thankful for fast-acting physicians
“They told me I’d never speak or walk again.”
This, Tyrone Brown says matter of factly and clearly, recalling the days in late November 2006, following his recovery from an acute stroke.
Brown was sitting on his front porch when “my brain started locking up,” as he describes it. “My right side locked up, and I couldn’t talk. When I woke up, I had tubes in my nose and mouth, and a team of doctors over me with tears in their eyes,” he continues, himself wiping away tears.
New life for patient after hemicraniectomy
Kristen Hopper was only 31 when she suffered a large stroke while teaching an aerobics class. Her stroke was caused by a blood clot due to high homocysteine and the use of birth control pills and resulted in severe brain swelling.
UT Stroke Ultrasound team provide free ultrasound examinations at health fair
The UT Stroke Ultrasound team participates in local community health fairs to help educate patients about their stroke risk.
Dr. Diana Fite finds out firsthand about having a stroke
Diana Fite, M.D., FACEP, a staff physician for the Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, suffered a stroke in 2006 while driving.