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ARTICLES: YOU SHOULD KNOW

What You Need To Know About Stroke

(2019)

On January 15, 2019 the Wheaton Lions Club Speaker was Ryan Keiler, the Stroke Education Coordinator at Northwestern Medicine’s CDH & Delnor Hospitals. Ryan is a registered nurse with 7 years of critical care experience Caring for stroke patients in the Neuro ICU at CDH in Winfield and he has supported that team as a member of the Professional Development Department.

 

Ryan's excellent presentation included a slide show titled, "What You Need to Know About Stroke."

 

 

 

 

Some of the critical things Ryan mentioned included:
• 795,000 Americans suffer strokes each year
• Strokes are the #5 cause of death in America
• A stroke is a brain attack

 

Stroke causes include:

• high blood pressure
• smoking
• diabetes
• artery disease
• high cholesteol
• stress, obesity and
• poor physical exercise

 

Ryan can be reached at Ryan.keiler@nm.org. His cell phone is 630-212-3022.

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