Regina Health District
The Southern Saskatchewan Stroke Unit
Phone: (306) 766-3968
Fax: (306) 766-3959
Stroke Prevention Tips
Introduction to the Southern Saskatchewan
Stroke Prevention and Management Unit
The Southern Saskatchewan Stroke Prevention and Management
Unit provides a multidisciplinary approach to patients with
strokes and TIAs. Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, CVT Surgeons, Radiologists,
and Nurses participate in the management of such patients. The
unit is a provincial referral center for the evaluation and treatment
of patients with strokes and TIAs in Southern Saskatchewan.
Radiologists provide prompt investigations including ultrasound,
CT Scans, and angiography.
CVT Surgeons and Neurosurgeons ensure prompt surgical
intervention such as carotid endarterectomy when necessary.
Neurologists are available for the pharmacological treatment
of strokes and TIAs.
The Stroke Nurse offers patient education, including teaching
Felix Veloso, MD., FRCPC., Director
C.P.V. Nair, MD., FRCPC.
Barbara Hoppe, MD, PhD.
Logan Moodley, MD., FRCPC.
Ashok Verma, MD., FRCPC. Co-Director
Ed Busse, MD., FRCSC.
John Burgess, MD., FRCSC.
Don McCarville, MD., FRCSC.
Roberta McKay, MD., FRCPC
Milo Fink, MD., FRCPC.
Chris Ekong, MB., FRCSC.
Krishna Kumar, MS., FRCSC.
Buwembo, J, MD.
Barb Seal, Nurse Coordinator, Stroke Prevention and Management Unit
Joy Jackson, RN., Stroke Management
Bill Semchuk, PhD
A. Aboguddah, MD., FRCPC.
The Southern Saskatchewan Stroke Management Unit is located on
Unit 5A of the Regina General Hospital. Outpatient and office
visits can be arranged by calling the Stroke Unit at (306) 766-3968, by fax (306) 766-3959 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stroke clinics are held weekly in Ambulatory Care at the Regina General Hospital. Clinic visits are by appointment only.
The clinic is run by a neurologist and the stroke nurse coordinator.
A neurosurgeon or a cardio-vascular surgeon is on call at all
times for patients who might need surgery. Our locations are made
fot urgent CT Scan of the head and carotid ultrasound that may
be required by clinic patients on clinic days.
This procedure involves opening up a significantly narrowed artery
and cleaning out plaques that build up within the vessel. We are
currently performing this procedure on patients who have more
than seventy percent narrowing of the carotid artery, and who
have symptoms of stroke or stroke warning (TIAs) referable to
that narrow artery. A study is also in progress to evaluate if
surgery is beneficial to those people with only moderate narrowing
of the symptomatic carotid artery.
|Carotid angiogram of a 70 year old male who presented with episodes of TIAS affecting the right arm. He also had episodes of difficulty talking(dysphasia). This angiogram shows severe narrowing of the internal carotid artery. The symptoms resolved with carotid endarterectory.
Reduce your Risk
- Learn the signs
- Numbness, weakness, or paralysis in face, arm, or leg, especially
on one side of the body
- Sudden blurred or decreased vision in one or both eyes
- Difficulty speaking or understanding simple statements
- Loss of balance or coordination when combined with another
- Control your blood pressure
- Find out if you have heart disease-especially an irregular
heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation (AF)
- Find out if you have carotid artery disease
- Find out if you have diabetes
- Don't smoke
- Lower your cholesterol
- Limit your alcohol use
- Control your weight
- Follow your doctor's orders if you have already had signs
of a previous stroke
Stroke is an emergency! If you experience any signs of
a stroke, call 911 immediately.
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Last Updated: October 14, 1998
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