Monday, February 29, 2016

Dr. Esther Bahk Discusses Stroke and TIA

Dr. Esther Bahk
Internal medicine specialist Esther Bahk, MD, MPH, of Fauquier Health Internal Medicine at Lake Manassas will speak on stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA, sometimes known as a mini stroke), at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9. The lecture will be held in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room.

A stroke is the sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain by blockage or rupture of blood vessel. In a TIA the blockage is temporary and symptoms last only a short time. There is no lasting damage. A TIA is a warning sign, though. Fifteen percent of strokes are preceded by a TIA. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Stroke accounts for one out of every 19 deaths.

Dr. Bahk will speak on risk factors for stroke, symptoms and what people can do to minimize the long-term effects of a stroke.

Register for the talk by calling 540-316-3588.

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