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Health Break - Know the signs of a stroke so you can seek help quickly
Story Updated: May 15, 2013
On this week’s HealthBreak, neurologist Van Woeltz, M.D., explains that the three hour window to treat stroke begins as soon as symptoms start, so it’s essential to seek help immediately. Baptist Health Paducah Hospital, the hospital our region prefers 2 to 1, saved Steve Dannenmueller’s life after he suffered a stroke at age 51. Dannenmueller arrived quickly enough at western Kentucky’s only certified stroke center to receive a clot-busting medication called tPA.