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Updated: 05/11/2018 08:30:00AM

Surviving

Stroke

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital Dr. Daniel Case, a neuro-interventional radiologist, pointed to an image showing a blockage tied to stroke at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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This graphic provides an acronym to remember what is advisable for someone to do if another person around them is having a stroke.

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A graphic of a stent retriever used to extract a clot involved in stroke through a thrombectomy procedure.

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A graphic of a stent retriever used to extract a clot involved in stroke through a thrombectomy procedure.

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Debra Tyler, 66, from Venice suffered a stroke and fell to the ground of her home recently in what was probably the most terrifying incident of her life, but after recieving a thrombectomy procedure she has recovered without loss of functioning.

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David Tankersley, 34, from Port Charlotte, suffered a stroke last month while out with his friends as he sung Karaoke, and provided this picture of himself taken when he was released from intensive care at Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he underwent a thrombectomy procedure and now hopes to return soon to work.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY DAVID TANKERSLEY

Charlotte County resident David Tankersley, 34, suffered a stroke April 14 and after undergoing a thrombectomy at Sarasota Memorial Hospital he expects to fully recovery, and was photographed the day after he got home from the hospital.

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Members of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital stroke team were photographed in the hospital's emergency room assessing a patient. SMH has a Comprehensive Stroke Center, while other hospitals in Charlotte and Sarasota counties have Primary Stroke Centers.

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Members of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital stroke team were photographed in the hospital's emergency room assessing a patient. SMH has a Comprehensive Stroke Center, while other hospitals in Charlotte and Sarasota counties have Primary Stroke Centers.

By ANDREA PRAEGITZER

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Venice resident Debra Tyler was in her bathroom getting ready for a dinner date with her husband, when her leg bottomed out and she dropped to the floor.

Port Charlotte resident David Tankersley went from grabbing a microphone to sing karaoke with his friends, to feeling loopy and falling onto one of them.

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