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Teacher, 28, started slurring 'numerator.' She felt surprised to learn she was having a stroke

  • New York, NY
  • (May 24, 2022)

Shahram Majidi, MD, and Sahil Khera, MD, discuss stroke awareness as Areti Boukas, a 28-year-old teacher, shares her story of suffering a stroke as she began teaching a class. “Stroke is the leading cause of disability and is still one of the leading causes of death in the nation. That’s the scary part,” Dr. Majidi, an endovascular neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told TODAY. “The good part is that stroke is a treatable disease.”

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