New technology at Surrey Memorial Hospital could be ‘game-changing’ for stroke patients – Peace Arch News

 New technology at Surrey Memorial Hospital could be ‘game-changing’ for stroke patients – Peace Arch News

It was in February 2020 that Brendan Havisto got this “hard-to-describe” feeling in his chest.

Havisto, a Surrey resident, is a mechanic with Coast Mountain Bus Company, and he was finishing up some paperwork for an inspection when he “got dizzy in my chest, just a whirling feeling inside my chest.”

“Like you would be dizzy in your head, but it was in my chest. I was focused on that, I didn’t even realize that my right arm and right leg, my whole right side was limp.”

A first-aid attendant as well, Havisto said it “didn’t even click” that he was having a stroke because his brain was so foggy.

He was only 35 at the time.

While his symptoms dissipated within five minutes, Havisto said he ended up in the hospital. However, it wasn’t a full blockage and there was an assumption there would be no damage.

Then a few days later, he had what he calls “after-strokes, apparently what it is is your body…

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