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Susan and Ron Wulf sit on a couch playing cards
Stroke, brain tumour, awake brain surgery: nothing stops Ron Wulf

A quiet night in for linguist Ron Wulf was the beginning of a long health journey that included a stroke, a brain tumour and awake brain surgery. He credits the staff at The Ottawa Hospital and his love for language for helping him recover and is sharing his experience with the medical community.

aSAH survivor and her daughter
aSAH survivor and her daughter help advance stroke research

When 61-year-old Debi Borbridge had an aSAH, a rare form of stroke, little did she know that two years later she and her daughter would be helping to shape the future of research in this field.

Speech language pathologist Karen Mallet (left) and Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi (right) show Michael Fairhead, a stroke patient, how to use the tablet with RecoverNow on it.
Clinical trials help stroke recovery

Two innovative clinical trials led by Stroke Neurologist Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi intend to help stroke patients recover: one will use technology, the other stem cells.

Dr. Xiaohui Zha
Tragedy to triumph: scientist makes major discovery while recovering from stroke

Dr. Xiaohui Zha was listening to one of her students present at a conference when she suddenly lost hearing in one ear, and then the other. The award-winning scientist quietly walked out of the room before collapsing on the floor.

Record 8-minute door-to-needle time improves stroke recovery

The Ottawa Hospital’s stroke team set a door-to-needle record of eight minutes in June – the shortest time ever between when a stroke patient comes through the Emergency Department doors and when the clot-busting drug tPA is given.

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