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Stroke Symptoms? Think FAST, Experts Say

Stroke Symptoms? Think FAST, Experts Say Ascension Seton experts urge Central Texans to learn how to recognize stroke symptoms If you’re with someone who may be having a stroke right now, do you know what symptoms to look for? Here’s a hint: you have to think FAST. “Nearly 2 million brain cells…
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Experts Combat Stroke With New Research

Experts Combat Stroke With New Research Central Texas Becoming Widely Recognized for Advancing Treatments Experts from across the globe gather this week in Spain to learn some of the latest stroke research from leaders of the new Ascension Seton Dell Medical School Stroke Institute and the medical school. Steven Warach MD, medical director of the…
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Fox 7: Brain Surgeons Save Their Nurse

Fox 7: Brain Surgeons Save Their Nurse On April 8, Fox 7 Anchor/Reporter Ann Wyatt Little taped a story on Gigi Gelvosa, a Ascension Seton operating room nurse who worked closely with top surgeons in the Ascension Seton Brain and Spine Institute — and who suddenly found herself in need of their expert care. Drs.
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Ascension Seton Hays’ Stroke Care Earns AHA Honor

Ascension Seton Hays’ Stroke Care Earns AHA Honor Time is critical when treating a stroke patient. Ideally, a person is treated within 60 minutes of the event. Based on fast response times and other important compliance requirements, Ascension Seton Medical Center Hays has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus and…
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Stroke Day: Leaving a Mark Via Spray Art

Stroke Day: Leaving a Mark Via Spray Art Ascension Seton and the American Heart Association hope a bold, 8’ x 8’ spray can art mural debuting on the front lawn of Ascension Seton Medical Center Austinwill foster public awareness about stroke, the fifth leading cause of death and No. 1 cause of disability in…
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Stroke: Speed is Everything

Stroke: Speed is Everything When a public figure of former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala’s stature experiences a health event, the one good result is public awareness of signs, symptoms and the best course for care. The 74-year-old Shalala, stricken by stroke Tuesday evening following a meeting of the…
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Tiniest Monitor Helps Stroke Patients

Tiniest Monitor Helps Stroke Patients AUSTIN, Texas – (July 15, 2015) – Prairie Lea special education teacher Mary Zion remembers her stroke like it was yesterday – even though it took months to learn what caused it. But thanks to the world’s smallest heart monitor – it’s about the size of a matchstick – and…
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Studies Seek to Improve Stroke Diagnoses, Care – And Prevent Stokes

Researchers with the Seton/UT Southwestern Clinical Research Institute, led by Executive Director Steven Warach, MD, will explore how stroke diagnosis and patient care can improve dramatically – and subsequent strokes can be prevented – using two new, advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin.
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Two Ascension Seton Hospitals Designated Comprehensive Centers for Brain Attacks

Two Ascension Seton hospitals are now “certified comprehensive stroke centers,” capable of providing the highest level of care for “brain attacks” that occur every 40 seconds in the U.S. and kill an American every four minutes. Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and University Medical Center Brackenridge achieved national accreditation,…
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