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Posts categorized as “Patient Stories”

Subtle Signs

Posted on April 20, 2017

The minute she came into the emergency department and explained she was there because of stroke symptoms, things got serious, and the team went into action.


The Woman in the Mirror

Posted on March 29, 2017

After surgery, Wilson has lost more than 100 pounds and is living life and spreading positivity.


Lesson for Life

Posted on February 9, 2017

Blevins suffered a stroke as she arrived at school that morning on Dec. 1. Within 38 minutes, she was at Fort Sanders, receiving the clot-busting drug, tPA.


A Brand New Baby for a Brand New Year

Posted on February 1, 2017

When Melanie Mullins found out she was pregnant, it came as a complete surprise.


Law & Aorta

Posted on January 25, 2017

Tests prior to his bypass surgery revealed a deadly secret – he also had an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).


Room with a View

Posted on January 12, 2017

When interventional radiologist Keith Woodward, MD, repairs an aneurysm, Adam Hill stands beside him and hands him the instruments. But on a recent November afternoon, Adam, who works in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, was in a different position. He was Dr. Woodward’s patient. A brain aneurysm in an artery […]