You may think only older people need to worry about having a stroke, but it can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the number-one cause of long-term disability. Stroke deaths are preventable. The most important factor is time.
Stroke Prevention Awareness Month in May brought a panel of experts to the podcast, hosted by Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. , chief population health office at Baptist Health South Florida. Their discussion ranged from stroke symptoms and risk factors to what to do if you see someone who is experiencing a stroke.
Panel guests were:
- Leo Huynh, D.O.,  chief of Emergency Medicine at Baptist Health’s Baptist Hospital ;
- Felipe De Los Rios, M.D. , director of the Stroke Program at Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute ;
- Brian Snelling, M.D. , chief of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery and director of the Stroke Program at Marcus Neuroscience Institute .