Stroke – Prevention

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.

Learn More: https://www.strokeassociation.org/en/about-stroke

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.

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