Sitting a home, making out her grocery list, Judy Buck knew something wasn't right when her left side started to feel numb, heavy. Her husband tood her straight to the local hospital's emergency department.
The emergency physician ran tests and then rolled in the neurologist via the portable robot communication system. “It was like the doctor was standing right there,” she said. “It was like science fiction.” The neurologist’s virtual presence in the Baylor Medical Center at Irving emergency department helped save her life. The emergency physician and the neuro-hospitalist both examined her, resulting in Judy receiving tPA, a clot-busting drug that can restore blood flow to the brain if given within 3.5 to 4 hours from onset of symptoms.
After recoving from her stroke, Judy began a personal mission to increase stroke awareness. "I am on a campaign to tell people how important it is to know the symptoms of a stroke," she said..
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