Thursday, March 14, 2013
Experts to discuss stroke at Mended Hearts meeting
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and
disability in the nation. Until recently, the treatment options for
stroke were very limited, and had to be administered within 3 hours of
stroke symptom onset. UHS is proud to be the region's only hospital to
offer the latest treatment for stroke, expanding the window of treatment
to 12 hours of stroke symptom onset.
Join us at a free Mended
Hearts support group meeting on Monday, March 25 when three UHS experts
on stroke will be the guest speakers. Yahia Lodi, M.D., Director, UHS
Comprehensive Stroke Program; Varun Reddy, M.D., Fellow, Endovascular
Surgical Neuroradiology; and Prakash Ramanathan, UHS Special Projects
Director, will focus their remarks on stroke prevention, the signs and
symptoms of someone having a stroke, and the cutting-edge treatment
options that UHS offers its patients.
The meeting will start at
6:30 p.m., with the free presentation following at 7, on Picciano 4,
Room 5ABC, at UHS Wilson Medical Center. Stop in. Registration is not
Mended Hearts offers hope and educates patients about
cardiovascular health, empowering them as they manage a heart-healthy
lifestyle. Mended Hearts meetings are free and open to the public.