May is American Stroke Month

Dr. Rajiv Padmanabhan doesn’t need a calendar to remind him that May is American Stroke Month. However, the Baystate Medical Center neurologist notes that many people remain unaware of the symptoms of stroke and the importance of getting immediate medical attention to avoid disability and even death.

He adds that the coronavirus pandemic further underscores the importance of calling 9-1-1 when this cerebrovascular accident that impacts blood and oxygen flow to the brain is suspected.

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By Anne-Gerard Flynn