World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of stroke in an effort to combat the high rates of the condition.
Emory Healthcare’s stroke program is dedicated to this prevention effort and members of the team recently joined Georgia Governor Nathan Deal as he signed a proclamation announcing October 29 as Stroke Awareness Day in the state.
Among the group on hand at the signing was Fadi Nahab, MD, medical director for the stroke program at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, Aaron Anderson, MD, vascular neurologist, and Jemma Brown, RN, MSN, Stroke Program Coordinator at Emory University Hospital Midtown .
Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association. Yet 80% of strokes are preventable. If you’d like to learn about the management of stroke risk factors, take this personal stroke risk assessment.
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