That fall day in October 2016 was just like any other weekday. Rich Welmon, a mechanic, got up and went to work; he didn’t think anything of the heaviness he felt in his leg or the short episode of dizziness he experienced during the day. But when his left hand refused to respond the next evening, he knew something was wrong.
At Missouri Baptist Medical Center we know that speed is critical in treating stroke patients to prevent brain damage and increase opportunities for recovery. That is why the Missouri Baptist's program is centered around efficiency.
Your care team may provide a variety of treatment options, including medication and surgery
Your risk for stroke is based on many factors including heredity conditions, medical issues, natural processes, such as age, and lifestyle. For the risk factors you can control, prevention is the best medicine.
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