• By Dana Sparks

Key To Stroke Survival - Know The Symptoms

May 15, 2012

Journalists: Mayo Clinic experts are available for Stroke Awareness Month.

  • Mayo Clinic neurologist Kevin Barrett, M.D., stroke expert on Florida campus. Contact Media Relations: 904-953-2299
  • Mayo Clinic neurologist Robert Brown, M.D., stroke expert on Minnesota campus.  Contact Media Relations: 507-284-5005
  • Mayo Clinic neurologist Bart Demaerschalk, M.D., a stroke and telestroke expert on the Arizona campus. Follow him on Twitter for updates.
    Contact Medial Relations: 480-301-4222 

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. According to the National Stroke Association nearly 800,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year and some studies indicate up to 80 percent can be prevented through risk factor management.  

Dr. Kevin Barrett, co-director of Mayo Clinic Florida’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, says the key to surviving a stroke is awareness and quick medical attention. 

Interview clips with Dr. Barrett are available in the downloads above. 

Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Kevin Barrett, Mayo Clinic Neurologist  

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