May 11, 2018

10 months after stroke at age 28, Jacksonville woman tells her story as part of awareness month

By Karl Oestreich

Florida Times-Union

…Duane is one of about 7 million adults in the United States who have had a stroke, which is the fifth-leading cause of death and a leading cause Florida Times-Union newspaper logoof preventable disability. The type of stroke she had, ischemic stroke, is the most common, affecting about 80 percent of victims, according to David Miller, medical director of the Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, where Duane’s doctor is based. Fortunately for her, there have been “momentous” advancements in stroke care during her lifetime, Miller said. “In the last 20 years we’ve started to be able to ... reverse the affects of a stroke. Before that, there wasn’t much we could do,” he said.

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WJXT Jacksonville, Stroke Awareness Month with the Mayo Clinic — Dr. David Miller talks about stroke on River City Live (video).

Context:  David Miller, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic radiologist and with the Vascular Center  and Department of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The Center offers comprehensive, leading-edge diagnosis and treatment for all types of diseases involving the arteries, veins and lymph vessels. Patients who have vascular diseases receive the most appropriate care in a compassionate environment at the Vascular Center.

Contact: Kevin Punsky

Tags: Alyssa Duane, Dr. David Miller, Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, stroke, Uncategorized

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