Symptoms of a Stroke

The symptoms of a stroke can vary depending on the severity and location of the damage. If you or someone you're with may be having a stroke, it is recommended to pay particular attention to the time the symptoms began. Signs and symptoms of a stroke include:
  • Trouble speaking
  • Problem seeing in one or both eyes
  • Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg
  • Dizziness
  • Severe Headache
  • Loss of coordination and balance

Stroke Risk Factors

Some factors that increase the risk of a stroke include:
  • Age (55 or older have a higher risk of stroke.)
  • Obese
  • Being male (Men have a higher risk of stroke than women.)
  • Physical inactivity
  • Heavy drinking
  • Family history

Medical risk factors:

Types of Stroke Treatment

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Remote Connected Care®

Treatment Type 1

Stroke care focuses on helping you recover as much function as possible and return to independent living. Remote Patient Monitoring uses state-of-the-art technology to collect patient health data between physician visits. RPM devices allow the monitoring of a patient's vital signs throughout the day, and the results keep track of their weight, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and heart rate as you start to rehab back to independent living.

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Home INR Testing and Monitoring

Treatment Type 2

If you are taking blood thinners to avoid clotting, weekly PT/INR self-testing could reduce the risk of your blood clotting by providing reliable, real-time results from home. The mdINR program allows you to check your PT/INR levels at home rather than going to your practitioner's office or a lab. mdINR supplies everything you need for easy self-testing, including: a portable testing device, testing supplies, one-on-one training to help you accurately test your PT/INR value, and highly qualified compassionate clinical specialists who are available 24/7 to answer questions and help you succeed in your treatment.

How We Can Help

Patients who receive a manufactured valve will almost always require a blood-thinning medication for the rest of their lives. The blood thinner will keep clots from forming. Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve can be challenging, but you're not in it alone. Lincare’s affiliates are here for you and provide at Home PT/INR Testing. The INR Testing program may improve health-related quality of life while receiving the medical treatment you need.
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