Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the Commonwealth, killing more than 2,000 Kentuckians every year.
It's true – there are factors that affect your stroke risk that you cannot control. The good news is that there a lot of other risk factors you can manage.
Check out our stroke prevention kit below to find out how ...more
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When someone suffers a stroke, getting treatment as soon as possible can make a huge difference in survival and recovery.
At UK HealthCare, we offer treatment, ...more
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and it’s the second-leading cause of death in Kentucky. Here are 10 things you can do to keep your heart healthy.
1. Know your numbers: Your blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and body weight reveal a lot about how ...more
When an ischemic stroke occurs, a blood clot blocks blood flow to the brain, causing brain cells to die and potentially affecting areas of the brain that control things like memory or muscle control.
One way to treat stroke is by performing a thrombectomy. It's an advanced procedure that's revolutionizing stroke care because of its ability to ...more
Dr. Larry Goldstein
Written by Dr. Larry Goldstein, co-director of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.
It's commonly thought of as a problem primarily affecting older men, but stroke is a woman’s disease.
About 60 percent of deaths related to stroke in the United States occur in women, and the lifetime risk of stroke is higher in women (about ...more