Beating Your Odds Against Stroke: An update on prevention, treatments and acting FAST to preserve your brain

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Speaker: Bruce M. Coull, MD, Professor of Neurology and Medicine

Topic: Beating your odds against stroke: An update on prevention, treatments and acting FAST to preserve your brain.

 

Event Series: 
Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Community Lecture Series
Date: 
November 16, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Event Address: 
1501 N Campbell Ave, Room 8403, Tucson, AZ 85719
Event Location: 
Chase Auditorium, University of Arizona College of Medicine -Tucson
Every year about 800,000 people suffer a stroke in the United States. Significant risk factors include atrial fibrillation (a heart rhythm disorder) and hypertension (high blood pressure). Treating these conditions can significantly reduce the risk of first or recurrent stroke. What else should you do to lower stroke risks and what happens when a person has a stroke?

“A number of advances have improved treatment for stroke patients, but it remains critical for people to call 911 when a stroke is suspected and get to a stroke treatment center as soon as possible,” said Bruce Coull, MD, professor of neurology, Department of Neurology at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson. Dr. Coull is part of the Banner-UMC Tucson’s Stroke Program, which includes a multidisciplinary team of specialists, such as stroke neurologists, neurovascular surgeons, neuro-intensive-care physicians and neuroradiologists. These specialists provide evidence-based treatment for acute strokes, including a new Neurocritical Care Unit with specialty-trained personnel.

As part of the Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary, the community is invited to learn more through an upcoming lecture with Dr. Coull – Beating your odds against stroke: An update on prevention, treatments and acting FAST to preserve your brainon Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., in room 8403, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Enter via Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell.

Tickets for the Event: Prior registration is required, however it is not necessary to bring a printed ticket to the lecture. This is a free event. Click here to register.

Parking Information:  Guests may park in the Banner - UMC Tucson Visitor/Patient Parking Garage for this event.  As you exit the garage, please tell the parking attendant that you attended the "Sarver Heart Center lecture" for a free exit. Parking in University of Arizona lots adjacent to the hospital is free after 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
 
Information Tables and Chest-Compression-Only CPR Training will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.
 
If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a sign language interpreter or accommodations for a disability, please contact Jennifer Bunger at jbunger@shc.arizona.edu or (520) 626-2901.