I just met a man, age 45, who had gone to a hospital out in LA, CA. He went to the ER because he thought he was having a stroke. The ER doctor showed in his past history he had been to the hospital for vertigo so instead of doing a CT or MRI he once again diagnosed him with vertigo. He was sent home. He was only 45.
When he got home his wife also thought he had had a stroke and called 911 and he was taken to Cedars Sinai where he was diagnosed with a stroke, but the critical window of 3 hours to give any TPA (clot buster) for strokes was gone. He now cannot work and is undergoing rehabilitation for a stroke.
If you think you are having a stroke. Demand everything that is supposed to be done if you are having a possible stroke. It’s better if after all tests it says no stroke then for you to go home and to have really had a stroke that could have been treated.
So much damage to your life can happen if a stroke is not handled properly.
What can’t be seen is not always believed.
You or a loved one has to tell the hospital staff what you want and need.
Hope, Health, and Happiness,
Does your health history help or hinder proper diagnosis and treatment following brain injury, stroke, brain dysfunctions, injuries or any type of illness? I refer to illness as both physical and mental. Either way, these are health conditions that should be treated without prejudice, but they are not. It is assumed that giving an accurate health history helps, and it should.
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