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He Was on Blood Thinners and Supplements. Could He Still Have Had a Stroke?

The woman was surprised to find her 69-year-old partner still in bed after she got home from church. He was usually an early riser — up and dressed by 7:30 every morning, even after he retired, even after two strokes, even after a heart attack. He just needed a little more sleep, he mumbled when she tried to rouse him. But she was worried. He was slurring his words and his face didn’t look right — it seemed strangely lopsided.

She checked his blood pressure. It was high. He never wanted to go to the hospital — but, she told him, he had to. She helped him get dressed and into the car. His face and mouth drooped on one side. And he had to lean on her when he walked. She drove him to…

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