Need for Speed: Leading Edge Treatments for Stroke

Stroke is the fifth cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Landmark studies show that for every 15 minutes faster a stroke patient receives treatment, the chances of a fatal outcome are reduced by five percent and the likelihood of going home from the hospital increases.

Our Comprehensive Stroke Center, in collaboration with the Emergency and Radiology departments, has invested a tremendous amount of effort to reduce the amount of time it takes to deliver critical therapies once a stroke patient arrives at the Emergency Department. Brijesh Mehta, MD, medical director of Neurocritical Care and Acute Stroke Intervention, applies evidence-based treatments and collects information about the risk factors and imaging findings to help predict who will most likely benefit from acute medical and surgical interventions.

Please join Dr. Mehta and guest speaker and stroke survivor Elaine Viets, as they share information about strokes, important warning signs and advanced treatments available at Memorial.

Lecture will be held in the Main Auditorium at Memorial Regional Hospital. Light refreshments will be served.