January 7, 2013 |
Sacha Downes was taking a shower when she felt a "weird" explosion in her head. Still dripping, she managed to reach the bathroom mirror, where she was stunned to see her face drooping on the right side. She stumbled to her bedroom and fell. By the time her mother dashed upstairs, Sacha was having seizures. She recalls her dad carrying her down the steps and sliding her into an ambulance - then nothing until she awoke in a hospital. "I didn't have any idea what was going on," Sacha says.
January 19, 2006 |
Eric L. Zager, a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, discussed Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's prospects of recovery from the stroke he suffered Jan. 4. Zager specializes in cerebral vascular surgery and cares for patients with strokes similar to that suffered by Sharon. "We simply do not have enough information to really give an accurate prediction as to his true prognosis. . . . In general, any elderly patient who has suffered a large hemorrhagic stroke and stayed in a coma for a prolonged period has a poor prognosis.
June 13, 2011 |
Clarence Clemons, saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has suffered a stroke, according to media reports. Rolling Stone and Showbiz411.com reported last night that Clemons was ill after having the stroke at his home in Florida. Clemons, known as "The Big Man," has undergone a series of surgeries and treatments in recent years for his knees and back. Discomfort from the ailments has led him to remain seated during portions of E Street Band concerts.
January 25, 2012 |
CHICAGO - Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) was doing better than expected after a weekend stroke and emergency surgery, his neurosurgeon said Tuesday, noting that Kirk was answering questions and even asking for his BlackBerry. Dr. Richard Fessler said Kirk, 52, was "doing very well" but said the road to recovery would be long. Kirk's stroke affected his left side, particularly movement of his face and left arm. Doctors said he might never regain full movement. It's unclear when Kirk will be able to return to work.
November 8, 1991 |
In 1984, when Joseph Chaikin, a well-known actor and director, underwent open-heart surgery for the third time to repair a heart valve damaged by rheumatic fever, one of the gravest risks of the operation became a grim reality. Chaikin had a stroke on the operating table. "Third time, I couldn't talk. . . . I forgot my name . . . every name . . . including my name. . . . Words are abstract to me . . . words . . . I have aphasia," Chaikin said the other day in his slow, halting speech.
April 5, 1996 |
Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley was reported in serious condition yesterday after suffering a stroke while recovering from coronary bypass surgery. Bradley, 78, had the stroke at 5 a.m. yesterday at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He had suffered a heart attack March 20 and underwent coronary surgery Wednesday. "His vital signs are very stable," said Dr. Fred Alexander, Bradley's personal physician. He said tests on Bradley's heart indicated that there has been "a very, very marked improvement in his heart functions," since the surgery.
March 17, 1999 |
Producers of ABC's "Sports Night" have written actor Robert Guillaume's real-life stroke into the show's story line. Guillaume's character, sports-show executive producer Isaac Jaffee, will have a stroke in an episode airing March 30. Guillaume, who became ill in mid-January on the set, won't appear in the March 30 episode, but news of Jaffee's stroke will shake up the fictional "Sports Night. " In fact, Guillaume's character won't appear for the next six episodes, but cast members will talk about his progress.
December 12, 1986 |
The district attorney's office has dropped drunken-driving charges that had been filed against a Northeast Philadelphia motorist who was later discovered to have suffered a stroke. Diane Granlund, the head of the district attorney's Municipal Court unit, said yesterday that charges of drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident were dropped against Robert Caraffa, 56, after a neurosurgeon concluded that Caraffa lost control of the car he was driving Oct. 17 as a result of the stroke.
August 27, 1987 |
Middle-aged men whose mothers died from a stroke were three times more likely than other men their age to have strokes, according to a newly released study. The report by Swedish researchers in today's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that heredity may play an important role in who is most likely to suffer a stroke - the nation's third-leading killer. "There seems to be, for the first time based on a prospective study, evidence that a family history of stroke . . . is an important risk factor for stroke," said Philip A. Wolf, a stroke specialist at the Framingham Heart Study.
May 22, 2013 |
Stu Ingraham has utilized an anchored stroke with a long putter for the last 23 years, a span during which he has won Philadelphia Section PGA player of the year honors on eight occasions including last year. So Ingraham strongly disagreed Tuesday with the joint decision by the U.S. Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews to ban an anchored putting stroke, either with a long putter or a belly putter, saying the stroke goes against the traditional golf swing where a club is gripped with both hands away from the body.