Event speakers include Dr. Kevin Faber, MeritCare Stroke Program Director, and Dr. Paul Lindquist of Stroke Recovery Enhancement. Topics will include prevention, signs and symptoms, treatment and recovery. A panel of stroke survivors will also share their personal stories.
For more information or to register, call (701) 234-5570 or toll free (877) 234-4240. Participants are encouraged to register.
Facts about stroke:
- The CDC reports that those who suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, atrial fibrillation, diabetes and users of tobacco substances are at greater risk of suffering a stroke.
- According to the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control (CDC) an estimated 795,000 strokes occur in the United States alone each year; and nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in those over 65 years of age.
- Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and those who survive are often left with serious long-term disabilities.