“The worst headache of your life.” That’s how Dr. Arvind Ahuja describes cerebral aneurysms in a recent Kenosha News article.
Dr. Ahuja explains that a brain aneurysm is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate attention. As many as two-thirds of all aneurysm patients can experience permanent neurological impairment.
Early detection is critical. And when surgery is needed to repair an aneurysm, Dr. Ahuja is one of the few surgeons in southeastern Wisconsin with the advanced training and techniques to repair aneurysms endovascularly – with a coil or stent – or by craniotomy.
As part of Dr. Arvind Ahuja’s ongoing mission to spread awareness of stroke and heart disease risk factors, Dr. Ahuja and St. Catherine’s Medical Center hosted screening sessions for visitors.
During the event, Dr. Ahuja and the nurses at St. Catherine’s took blood pressure readings while also educating visitors about the risk factors of both diseases. The sessions brought attention to the dangers of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, along with informing community members about the signs of a stroke.
Kenosha News highlighted the event and Dr. Arvind Ahuja’s work that has been done to help those who have suffered from blood clots and strokes.
With the help of Dr. Arvind Ahuja’s donation of AEDs, the sports stadiums and athletic facilities of Kenosha Unified School District have become better equipped to handle sudden cardiac arrests.
AEDs deliver an electric shock that can restart a heart that has stopped beating. And the sooner a victim can receive this treatment, the better the chance for survival. AEDs are relatively simple to operate and can be used by first responders or others without advanced medical training.
Visit the Red Cross to learn more about this life-saving device and how to become AED certified.
(Pictured: Director of Operations Corinne Gianniou, left, and Jane Parthum, APNP)
Inside the Huddle
Dr. Arvind Ahuja discusses Brett Favre’s 2004 concussion in this episode of Inside the Huddle. If you don’t remember the game, this was when the legendary Green Bay Packers’ quarterback got his bell rung and crumpled on the sidelines for a moment, only to run back onto the field and throw a 28-yard touchdown pass on the very next play.
To this day, Favre cannot remember throwing that ball.
While the injury certainly demonstrated the toughness of the Packers Hall-of-Famer, Dr. Ahuja notes that nowadays, a similar injury would keep a quarterback sidelined for two or three weeks.
Inside the Huddle
On the heels of an injury to Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Dr. Arvind Ahuja discusses the difference between a sprain and strain for Inside the Huddle.
A sprain occurs when there is an injury to ligaments, whereas a strain affects the muscle or tendons. Rodgers has a calf strain, and it can take several weeks for such an injury to heal completely.
Dr. Ahuja also explains treatment options for sprains and strains.