Wednesday, April 25 2012, 05:58 PM EDT
Erlanger hosts Stop Stroke Saturday
Join the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center and local healthcare specialists as they present Stop Stroke Saturday on May 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga State Health Science Center.
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Our region, which is located in what experts call the Stroke Belt, has one of the highest incidences of stroke per capita in the United States. Join Erlanger’s specialists during and learn how to take a proactive approach to reduce your chances of a deadly or debilitating stroke.
Erlanger physicians will present information on risk factors, signs and symptoms, and lifestyle changes you can take to prevent becoming one of the statistics. Attendees will learn how Erlanger has become one of the leading stroke centers in the nation with research and cutting edge treatment options, how to identify a stroke and how people with sleep apnea are at risk. Dr. Tom Devlin, medical director of Erlanger’s Southeast Regional Stroke Center, will serve as the moderator and keynote speaker.
The event is free, and a light lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Call Erlanger's HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465), Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for more information and to pre-register for the event.