- By Dana Sparks
Key To Stroke Survival – Know The Symptoms
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