The statistics on stroke in the US are sobering. According to the American Stroke Association, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds and every four minutes, someone dies of a stroke. The good news is that recognizing and treating symptoms early can minimize the long-term effects and even prevent death.
In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, we sat down with Gregory Allam, MD, Medical Director of South Shore Hospital’s Stroke Program and a member of the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to learn about the signs and symptoms, who is most at risk, and what to do if you or someone you love is exhibiting symptoms.
The Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital provides clinical services at South Shore Hospital, including outpatient evaluation and management, second opinions for complex cases, diagnostic testing, and comprehensive neurological care for diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. To learn more about the program, visit the Neurology section of our website.