Heart, Neurosciences, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports Health, Stroke

I’m not the same person after my stroke

You wouldn’t look at Robert Taylor and think he survived a stroke. The 56-year-old is a poster child for good health. He ran the Boston Marathon, completed three Ironman competitions — including the national championship — in one year, and has participated in countless triathlons. Even a random 100-mile bike ride on a Saturday morning…

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Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurosciences, Stroke

New technology speeds stroke care, increases precision for brain surgery

Breakthrough imaging equipment in two new procedure rooms at Norton Brownsboro Hospital provides 3D pictures of the inside of the brain, giving neurosurgeons detailed, multi-angled views of blood vessels causing strokes and aneurysms. Using new biplane X-ray technology, Norton Neuroscience Institute specialists are better able to identify and analyze these diseases. The equipment, which provides…

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Neurosciences, Norton Audubon, Norton Brownsboro, Norton Hospital, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital, Stroke

Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals receive national awards for stroke care

Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals have been nationally recognized for their advanced stroke care. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association awarded Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital with its Get with the Guidelines – Stroke designation. Norton Brownsboro received gold designation, while the others received silver designations….

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Neurosciences, Stroke

Lynn Hundley named American Heart Association Volunteer of the Year

The American Heart Association (AHA) has named Lynn Hundley, director of clinical effectiveness and stroke care at Norton Neuroscience Institute, as its 2020 Volunteer of the Year. Lynn hopes to be able to accept the award in person in Texas this October. Lynn began volunteering for the heart association over a decade ago and can’t…

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Atrial Fibrillation, Heart, Neurosciences, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Stroke

Quick action helped Denny Crum recover from two strokes – don’t delay getting treatment

During his 30-year coaching career at the University of Louisville, legendary Basketball Hall of Famer Denny Crum was prepared for the toughest matchups on the court. Off the court, two strokes in two years not only caught him off guard but proved to be a formidable opponent. Now, one year after his debilitating second stroke,…

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Atrial Fibrillation, Heart, Neurosciences, Sleep Medicine, Stroke

The sleep apnea and stroke connection

Snoring loudly is a telltale sign of obstructive sleep apnea and a warning you may face a higher risk of stroke. Sleep apnea more than doubles the risk of stroke for middle-aged and older men and also increases the stroke risk in middle-aged and older women. “Sleep apnea is a common but under recognized risk…

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COVID19, Neurosciences, Stroke

Providers worry Louisvillians are ignoring stroke symptoms that go away, risking long-term brain injury

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in March, Norton Healthcare has received 26% fewer stroke cases — a trend that worsened in May — raising concerns among health care providers that more patients in the Louisville area are risking debilitating brain injury. The concern is that some are experiencing mini strokes with symptoms that…

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Neurosciences, Stroke

What to do if someone is having a stroke

Knowing what to do if someone is having a stroke can have a lasting impact on their recovery. The greatest chance for recovery from stroke occurs when emergency treatment is started immediately. “Stroke treatments are advancing rapidly, but they all have one thing in common: The sooner we can administer treatment, the better the patient’s…

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Cardiology, COVID19, Heart, Heart Attack, Interventional Cardiology, Neurosciences, Stroke

Don’t ignore heart attack or stroke symptoms: Louisville-area emergency rooms are prepared

Esta publicación también está disponible en español. During a visit to the Norton Brownsboro Hospital emergency department one recent afternoon, a man was brought in two days after he first started noticing stroke symptoms. “He’s in the right place now,” a nurse said, reassuring the woman who dropped him off. He was wheeled to the…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Neurosciences, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Stroke

Hospital security guard-turned-patient gets lifesaving stroke treatment

John Fremow was put on this earth to protect and serve. The retired National Guardsman and corrections officer now provides security for Norton Brownsboro Hospital. He’s often called to the emergency department to prevent interruptions while doctors work on an intense stroke cases. Last year, a stroke nearly killed John. He found himself the patient…

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Neurosciences, Norton Healthcare Foundation, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Stroke

Stroke treatment results in recovery and leads family to give back

Donna Gensheimer was enjoying a quiet supper with one of her 10 children at her home on the evening of Sept. 12, 2018. Sitting at the table, she was enjoying corn on the cob when the timer went off. Donna remembered turning in her chair to ask her son to turn off the timer when,…

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Atrial Fibrillation, Heart, Neurosciences, Norton Brownsboro, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Stroke

Stroke motivates patient to work hard to recover and get back to life

Robby Speer is delegating more these days. He’s had to slow down a little since he experienced a stroke in 2018. “I realized that if I’m doing everything, someone else isn’t getting the chance to,” Robby said. “It’s been good for me to learn the importance of giving others the opportunity to do what they…

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