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Health Break - Know stroke signs, quick action makes all the difference
Story Updated: May 15, 2013
McCracken County Commissioner Jerry Beyer had the classic signs of stroke when he was brought to Baptist Health Paducah Hospital, the area's only certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, earlier this year.
This week on HealthBreak, neurologist Niranjan Siva, M.D., said Beyer was able to receive a clot-busting drug, which can reverse paralyzing stroke symptoms, because he arrived at Baptist Health Paducah's Emergency department within three hours from the time his symptoms started.