New York Daily News - The Daily Checkup: Adopting Healthy Lifestyle Is The Best Way To Reduce The Risk Of A Stroke

 – June 6, 2012  –– 

Every year, about 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke, which works out to one stroke every 40 seconds. “A stroke is a disturbance in the blood flow to the brain, most often due to a clot or blockage in a blood vessel,” says Dr. Stanley Tuhrim from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “The cells in the brain start to die if not enough oxygen gets to them – damage we can largely prevent if the stroke patient receives the correct drugs quickly enough.” Anyone experiencing a stroke should call 911 and go directly to the hospital.
- Dr. Stanley Tuhrim, Professor, Neurology, Director of the Mount Sinai Stroke Center, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
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