Segment: In stroke response, seconds count

May 31, 2018

Segment: In stroke response, seconds count

About halfway through a yoga class on the Kitsap Peninsula, Aaron Barnett started losing his balance. Luckily his instructor immediately recognized the signs of stroke and called 911. Within three hours, Aaron was transported by Airlift Northwest to Harborview Medical Center, where a team of experts was ready to treat him.

Dr. Danial Hallam performed a minimally invasive procedure to remove the clot that blocked bloodflow to Barnett's brain. “Within minutes of the clot being removed, I had everything back," he said. "Time is everything, a stroke is all about time. That’s why I’m here."

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