22 Apr Stroke – Prevention
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures).
When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain cells die.
Hear from the expert:
Brain Attack: Strategies Against Stroke
Thursday, May 23rd 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Speaker Melissa Braislin, Sharon Hospital’s stroke coordinator, director of cardiology and a speech pathologist who oversees rehabilitation services at the hospital.