Approximately 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. The degree of disability such a brain attack may cause depends partly on the area of the brain affected and partly on how soon appropriate treatment is provided.
What symptoms signal a possible stroke? Find out how to minimize your risk of a stroke as well as what to do if you suspect one.
To find a stroke center near you, look at the American Stroke Association website.
Guest: Larry B. Goldstein, MD, is Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at Duke University and the Durham VA Medical Center, Director of the Duke Stroke Center and Principal Investigator of Duke’s American Stroke Association-Bugher Foundation Center for Stroke Prevention Research.
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