Pastor heeded warning signs of stroke

The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell drove to the Texas Heart Institute at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor, and by the time he needed to sign medical forms, he couldn’t sign his name with his right hand. “At the risk of sounding like a preacher, the Lord impressed upon me, ‘Go to the ER now,’ ” said Caldwell, who is 61. Dr. James T. Willerson, Pastor Caldwell’s cardiologist, says that a stroke patient’s best prognosis comes when he or she – women have more strokes than men – recognizes the symptoms of a stroke and gets to a hospital within an hour of its occurrence. Read more in The Houston Chronicle.