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Posts categorized as “Stroke”

Going Beyond the Limit

Posted on May 24, 2018

Tammy Brooks arrived by helicopter at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center at least 24 hours – maybe even several days – after suffering an acute ischemic stroke.


WATE-TV: East Tennessee man survives one of the deadliest types of stroke

Posted on May 8, 2018

A local man survived the type of stroke that normally kills 80 percent of its victims. He’s doing so well, he just moved to Europe and is enjoying life to its fullest. It’s been three and a half years since Ken Harrawood suffered a stroke. It hit while he was driving to Y-12 for his first day of work with Bechtel. He now lives in Manchester, England.


WATE-TV: Technician who works with stroke patients becomes one himself

Posted on May 8, 2018

Adam Hill gets the tools in place for the next life-saving surgery in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As lead tech, Hill knows this place like the back of his hand. He never dreamed he’d be a patient receiving treatment here, suffering from a ruptured aneurysm, like so many patients he’s helped treat.


Fast Action Makes a Difference for Stroke Patient

Posted on May 3, 2018

Since recovering from a stroke, Paul DeWitt appreciates simple pleasures that are easily taken for granted. He grasps a cup of coffee. He smiles and laughs. He even appreciates the ability to whistle.


Doctors Use Tiny Vacuum To Help Stroke Patients

Posted on February 26, 2018

Jane Coleman heard her husband make an odd noise, “almost like hiccups but not exactly,” but when she turned to look at him, she knew immediately what was happening: He was having a stroke.


Free Wheelin’: Strokes change ride attendant’s perspective on life

Posted on January 25, 2018

After suffering four strokes and receiving life-saving treatment at Fort Sanders Regional, Gilbert Rodriguez has a new perspective on life.