A Worthwhile Event Teaching How To Live Before, During & After A Stroke

Largo, FL – Does your target audience know what a stroke or brain attack is? Do you think they know the signs and symptoms? How about treatment? If you answered no to any of these questions, a free educational seminar called Stroke Smart 2010 at Largo Medical Center on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. is the event they need to attend to learn it all… and you can tell them about it!

This educational seminar is likely to be one of the most comprehensive offered to the public. You will learn about the signs, symptoms and risk factors as well as the different kinds of strokes and what rehabilitation may involve after having one. Presenters from the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, a Largo Medical Center Neurosurgeon, Neurologist, Inpatient Rehabilitation Director, and a Stroke Coordinator Nurse will participate to teach and answer questions. Free Stroke Risk Assessments will be available to all seminar attendees.

“It is imperative that our community understand that time is of the essence when a stroke occurs,” said Largo Medical Center, Stroke Coordinator, Wayne Tate, RN. “There are a lot of medications and treatments available today. Time is brain, so getting to the hospital as fast as possible may make a difference in the quality of life for the patient, for the rest of their life.”

Seating is limited for Stroke Smart 2010. To register, call 1-877-4-HCA-DOCS (1-877-442-2362 toll free).

If you would like to set up a media interview, call (727) 588-5724.