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Bruce Hughes: Stroke Survivor (Health)

Bruce shares in intimate detail the experience of his stroke, and the exceptional surgery which saved his life. That procedure is now accepted as a practice in dealing with strokes like Mr. Hughes. We also touch on his lifelong passion as a musician, and the role music had in his recovery. As well, politics is a big part of Mr. Hughes awareness, and we explore potential shifts and changes possible including a minority government.

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Bruce Hughes

Bruce Hughes

Stroke Survivor, Musician, Radio Host

A stroke of luck: 'Miracle man' Bruce Hughes survives series of strokes
- Catherine Harrop • CBC News • Posted: Nov 20, 2017
Bruce Hughes should have died. His nurses said he was a "miracle man," and his neurologist says there is something to that. Hughes, 59, of Upper Keswick, had a series of strokes caused by two large blood clots. One was in the artery that brings blood flow to the brain. He received the standard clot-busting drug, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), but his Fredericton neurologist didn't think it was going to be enough.So she sent him to Saint John, where a team of radiologists and nurses were able to perform an infrequent procedure that removed the clots and set Hughes on the road to recovery.

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