Oh man; Holly died 4 days after a stent procedure of a hemmorhagic stroke, a blood vessel broke and bled into her brain. She was flying home to Arizona and just went to sleep and never woke up.
She was taken to the hospital in Arizona, admitted and evaluated by THEIR neurologists and Dr Dake was contacted. He hopped a plane and flew right out to see her and consult with the doctors and family.
this is the important point direct from Holly's sister: The ARIZONA neurologist said this was UNRELATED to her stent procedure. Neuro's in AZ have no reason to lie to family about that.
only about 15% of strokes are hemmorhagic. Holly's coumadin level was therapeutic (2) and while it did not cause the stroke, it would have made it worse because the blood was thinner than it would have been.
I am getting tired of reading that this event, assuming they reference her death, was anything other than what it was. People who insist it HAD to have been related are just not acquainted with the facts and seem to enjoy a juicy tidbit....they just can't imagine it is possible that it was her time to go. This is one of the things that is often repeated on this forum : association is not cause.
Dr Dake learned from the event -Coach was not allowed to be treated until a (can't remember the type of vessel anomaly she had) was investigated first and shown to safely allow coumadin use.
If another person has passed away then I have no knowledge of that--
but I do know the facts on that one and they are as I describe.
People die parachuting all the time but that wouldn't stop you jumping from a burning plane.
The risks of doing nothing far outweigh the small risk of the procedure.
Oh man I agree, it was almost to late for me to jump too
--with one caveat, newly diagnosed people have time to wait, and should, IMHO.
I'm not offering medical advice, I am just a patient too! Talk to your doctor about what is best for you...
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