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Publisher:  St. Luke's Hospital Foundation ISBN-10:  0979046807 Type: 


Copyright:  Sept. 25 , 2006 ISBN-13:  9780979046803


15 Stories of Acute Stroke Reversal as told by the patients and their families.All were performed at the St. Luke's Stroke Center in Kansas City , Missouri.

The book contains a great deal of information about strokes, their recognition and the latest techniques for reversal.The 15 stories are told by the patient themselves , often
with help from their families.

The age ranges are from 18 to 64.
A section of the book discusses risk factors often associated with stroke and things to help reduce the risk of stroke.

Many resources for further reading about stroke and stroke reversal are provided within the book.          
Please see the web site :

" I lost power on my right side and was talking out of one side of my mouth. I knew something was wrong but I could not put my finger on it.Then suddently my entire right side was paralyzed. They rushed me down for a CT scan. They found the clot and began to administer tPA ( clot buster )and in three to five minutes I was able to make a fist with my right hand! That is when I lost it. I cried so hard. It was overshelming! My speech also started getting better."
John Liezert
22 years old at the time of his stroke which was successfully reversed.

His stroke occured in the hospital while he was awaiting his heart transplant.

Professional Reviews

Charles Wilson MD., DSc.,MSHA
Review of 911STROKE!!

The Introduction captured my attention: in a few short pages the authors outline the issues and the current state of stroke management for the population at risk for having a stroke. The dramatic outcomes made possible by the “chain of survival” have been skillfully woven into each case with a compelling first-person account of miracles when things go right: right patient, right timing, right facility and team, and right treatment. Education directed at the population at risk and by word of mouth is a powerful tool for stroke prevention, and I hope that this compact, engaging and informative publication will be widely disseminated to a wide range of audiences that should and can use it to improve the currently grim view for many of today’s patients unaware of the danger signs and the critical role of prevention. Kudos to the authors.

Charles B. Wilson M.D., DSc, MSHA
Professor Emeritus of Neurological Surgery at UCSF,
Director at Institute for the Future, Founding Director of the Brain Tumor
Research Center (BTRC) and the first professor to hold the Tong-Po Kan
Chair of Neurological Surgery at UCSF.

Thomas Petzinger Jr.
"As a former journalist, I know a great story when I read one. Today, as a biotechnology executive, I know heroic medicine when I see it. This book is overflowing with both. Week in and week out, Marilyn Rymer and the stroke team at St. Luke’s prove that rapid response saves lives and preserves function in stroke patients. With the help of her physician husband, Marilyn now brings these success stories to the page. 911Stroke is more compelling than any medical drama on television—and every word is true."

Thomas Petzinger Jr.
Former Wall Street Journal reporter and columnist; co-founder of Knopp Neurosciences Inc.; CEO of LaunchCyte LLC

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Reader Reviews for "911Stroke!"

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/18/2007
Sounds like it would be interesting reading! Congrats, Doctor! :)
Reviewed by Robert Rymer, MD. 8/16/2007
This book was written to teach people how to recognize strokes early so that stroke reversal might be attempted. We hope the book will help educate those who are at risk for stroke.There are 15 stories of patients who have undergone successful "stroke reversal" at the St. Luke's Stroke Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The youngest patient profiled was 18 years old.
All funds from the sale of the book will go to the St. Luke's Hospital Foundation for education and training in stroke and stroke reversal . The authors receive no funds from the sale of this book.

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