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WakeMed Stroke Team Saving More Lives

Download a printable version of this blog post. The window of time the WakeMed Stroke Team can perform stroke treatment has just increased from 6 to 24 hours after symptom onset for certain stroke patients.  In addition, more patients with mild ischemic stroke symptoms may now qualify for medical treatment with clot-dissolving medication. Recent Trials […]

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The #1 Thing to Do to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is the greatest risk factor for stroke.  Therefore, if you have high blood pressure, managing it can significantly decrease your chances of having a stroke. We see hundreds of people with stroke symptoms each year in WakeMed’s seven adult emergency rooms (ERs).  Most of the first-time stroke patients […]

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Exercise & Your Brain: Are Couch Potatoes at Greater Risk for Cognitive Deterioration?

When was the last time you exercised? The Effect of Fitness on the Brain There is well documented research that physical exercise has protective effects against metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Recently, the effects of exercise and the benefits to healthy brain aging has received more attention as well. The exact mechanisms for how and under […]

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Free Stroke Screening – Thursday

WakeMed is home to two Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Centers in Raleigh and Cary, and once again, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are honoring these 24/7 dedicated stroke teams with national Get With The Guidelines® awards for the high-quality care they provide to stroke patients. • WakeMed Cary Hospital – Stroke […]

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