May is Stroke Month, a time to raise awareness about stroke, or “brain attack.” A stroke occurs when the blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted. This interruption kills brain cells in the immediate area and sets off a chain reaction that endangers a larger area of brain cells. When brain cells […]
Angela Miller will be the first to tell you that she has a stubborn streak, so, when she was awakened by a paralyzing stroke on May 7, she did exactly what she should not do – she returned to bed to “sleep on it.” It wasn’t until almost 8 hours later when Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center neurosurgeon Keith Woodward, MD, removed the blood clot from her brain that Miller learned just how fortunate she was to be alive.
Thanks to Keith Woodward, M.D., an interventional radiologist at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, the 70-year-old veteran not only survived but emerged from the ordeal with only a slight balance issue.