Albemarle Woman Has Stroke, Hairdresser Comes to the Rescue

Hairdresser Shelley Ward says her client of 10 years, Lori Richards, looked bright and healthy when she came in for her haircut. Read more
Jacqui DeShano

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Feb 1, 2013
KUDOS !!!!!!!
cpeacoe

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Feb 1, 2013
Yes! Go Shelley. that is wonderful. I am glad to know you!
rocktown

Broadway, VA

#3 Feb 1, 2013
Sheley, you rock!
rocktown

Broadway, VA

#4 Feb 1, 2013
*Shelley
Bea L

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Feb 1, 2013
I want a new hairdresser ! Where is her shop !?
~*~*~*~*~* Hairdresser of the year ~*~*~*~*
BRAVO !!!!
Dana

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Feb 2, 2013
Kudos to the hairdresser! All salon workers in particular should be aware of the signs of a stroke. There is a rare condition called "salon syndrome stoke" which is caused by leaning the head back (such as during hair washing) and pinching off the arteries that lead to the brain.
Pri4

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Feb 4, 2013
The fact that the UVa Medical Center advises anyone to take an aspirin after the initial signs of a stroke is absurd. An aspirin may be beneficial when the stoke is caused by a blood clot to the brain; however, if the stoke is caused by a blood vessel that has ruptured then taking an aspirin could be deadly to the patient since aspirin is a blood thinner. I would not advise anyone to give any medication to someone who is presenting with signs and or symptoms of a stroke. We can not diagnose which type of stoke the person is having in the field and can only be diagnosed in the hospital setting. I am surprised at UVa's recommendation to the public and as an EMS provider giving an aspirin would be cause for a lawsuit. However, kuddos to the hairdresser in knowing the signs of a stroke- she most definitely saved the patients life!
SuzyQ

Alexandria, VA

#9 Feb 4, 2013
Pri4 wrote:
The fact that the UVa Medical Center advises anyone to take an aspirin after the initial signs of a stroke is absurd. An aspirin may be beneficial when the stoke is caused by a blood clot to the brain; however, if the stoke is caused by a blood vessel that has ruptured then taking an aspirin could be deadly to the patient since aspirin is a blood thinner. I would not advise anyone to give any medication to someone who is presenting with signs and or symptoms of a stroke. We can not diagnose which type of stoke the person is having in the field and can only be diagnosed in the hospital setting. I am surprised at UVa's recommendation to the public and as an EMS provider giving an aspirin would be cause for a
lawsuit. However, kuddos to the hairdresser in knowing the signs of a
stroke- she most definitely saved the patients life!
"stoke"

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