Doctor: Dan Gilbert likely had 'major stroke' but prognosis is good with catheter procedure

Posted at 5:56 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 17:56:13-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — We’re learning more about billionaire Dan Gilbert’s condition after being treated for a stroke over the weekend.

Jay Farner, CEO of Quicken Loans says they are taking this day to day adding, “our mission is just to give him the time and space he needs to recover.”

Dr. Alex Chebl who is the head of the Henry Ford Hospital Stroke Center says given what information has been released, “I would actually call this a major stroke.”

He showed us a video demonstrating how a catheter is used in a stroke.

Gilbert is a billionaire, native Detroiter, helping to rebuild the city renovating and developing nearly a hundred buildings in downtown.

Dr. Chebl says, “Odds are he’s going to return to normal or nearly normal if the procedure was successful.”

The early signs of a stroke are in the acronym FAST:

  • TIME TO CALL 911.

It was reported Gilbert was in the hospital when the stroke hit.

  • For the rest of us, the best outcome during a stroke is get to a hospital with a full time response team ready.
  • Dr. Chebl says, “Hopefully they were able to do the whole procedure from arrival, to decision to taking him to the operating room within 60 to 90 minutes.”