Beebe Medical Center to Offer Stroke Risk Assessment
Beebe Medical Center, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, will host a free Stroke Risk Assessment on Thursday, May 6, 2004, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Emergency Department foyer at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
Within a few minutes participants can learn their risks for stroke, have their blood pressure and pulse checked, and receive education on the warning signs and ways to reduce their chances of stroke. Registration is not required and there is no fee.
According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the third greatest health-related cause of death and the number one reason for disability. Every 60 seconds a person suffers a stroke, and every three minutes someone dies from a stroke. Stroke should be treated with the same sense of urgency as a heart attack, which has prompted the new terminology for stroke: “brain attack.” Early intervention can minimize brain injury and preventive care may reduce the risk of stroke.
For more information on Beebe’s upcoming stroke risk assessment, please call Ginny Rickards at the School of Nursing 645-3251.