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What does the future hold for the 2,000,000 people living in the world today who once suffered strokes? Is there any way of aiding these people? Is there any way of helping them regain use of their paralyzed limbs? And what about the 200,000 people who die each year as a result of strokes? Can these deaths be prevented? Can strokes be prevented? Since February is Heart Month we decided to go in search of a few answers. And so we talked to researchers at Tulane University and Louisiana State University Medical schools. Cases Are Cited To our surprise we learned that the stroke picture isn't as black as it is sometimes painted. Physicians at the two medical schools told us that some stroke victims can have a dramatic recovery. Take the case of Mr. A. While treating Mr. A for a stroke, his physician discovered that his patient had too many red blood cells in his body. So the doctor started bleeding Mr. A. As a result the once-paralyzed man was able to walk again, able to use both arms and hands again. Then there was Mr. B. He develoned a stroke■ whitsuffering from a lung ailment— a pulmonary insufficiency due to emphysema. When the doctor treated Mr. B's chest ailment his circulation improved to such an extent, his stroke disappeared. Mrs. C. was suffering from heat failure when she was struck down by a transient but fairly large stroke. One side of her body became completely paralyzed. Once again the doctor treated the basic ailment-congestive heart failure. In time Mrs. C. regained use of her limbs. Word of Caution . At this point you're probably reaching for the telephone to reserve a hospital room for Grandma or Great Aunt Susan, before you do, a word of caution. Don't get your hopes tip too high. Grandma of course may be one of the lucky ones. And it certainly wouldn't be a bad idea to investigate this possibility. But remember such Grandma's only hope may lie in rehabilitation. With most people who suffer strokes brain damage is so great, loss of function is so... PHOTO: DR RICHARD M. PADDISON CONDUCTS REFLEX TEST Part of neurological examination for stroke victims.
|Title||Aid for stroke victims cited|
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Paddison, Richard M., Dr.
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