International TIA Expert at Research Medical Center Says Houston Texans Coach’s Sideline TIA Mini-Stroke Should be a Wakeup Call
November 08, 2013
Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed, Medical Director of The Stroke Care Center at Research Medical Center, encourages people to understand and recognize TIA risk factors and symptoms to help prevent a major stroke.
September 16, 2013
A young man walks into a barbershop and sits down for a trim. He complains of chest pain, then tells the barber his arm feels numb. The customer slumps, then waits as the barber takes action (Reprinted courtesy of KC Nursing News).
June 21, 2013
An ambulance rushed Will Johnson to Research Medical Center where a scan confirmed the stroke; he was then injected with TPA, a drug to dissolve the blood clot in his brain (via Fox 4 News).
February 14, 2012
Part of the hospital’s telemedicine services, TeleStroke will help the time-critical diagnosis of stroke patients with reliable technology.
October 25, 2011
Telemedicine is a rapidly expanding area of healthcare that uses various telecommunication technologies to exchange medical information from one location to another, enabling physicians and medical institutions to treat and consult with physicians, clinicians and patients in hospitals.
November 10, 2010
Linda Gross was just starting her day with fellow employee Dale Flanagan at KC Drive Away last April when she realized the 71-year-old wasn’t responding. “He was just sitting there,” recalls Gross, who knew the early signs of a stroke from medical training she received years ago. “I had enough knowledge to realize that this was an urgent situation.”
August 10, 2010
Research Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System, recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients—such as Dale Flanagan—according to evidence-based guidelines.
July 27, 2010
Research Medical Center has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program.