Do you know the warning signs of a Stroke? Do you know what to do when a Stroke happens? When a Stroke happens, Minutes matter!
A Stroke is a sudden problem that affects the blood vessels of the brain and occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, also often called "a brain attack". "When a Stroke occurs, brain cells in the immediate area begin to die because they stop getting the oxygen and nutrients they need in order to function". You could be at risk for a Stroke if you are 50 years of age and/or older and you have one or more of the following risk factors:
- High Blood Pressure;
- Cardiovascular Disease;
- A Family history of any of these factors and/or
- You are a smoker.
Come and Join in this event with Carilion Clinic's Jessica L. Hammonds, N.P., as she gives an overview of knowing the signs of a Stroke, the associated risk factors, the importance of acting fast if symptoms occur, what you can do to lower your risk of a Stroke and much more!
Registration is required- please call (540) 339-3196.For more information about this event, please contact: Julie Blanchard at (540) 983-4072.