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Rizwan Bashir, MD

Can Your Genes Put You At A Higher Risk Of Stroke?

Your brain is pretty amazing. It has about 100 billion cells called neurons that allow it to perform its many functions throughout the entire body. It not only helps to regulate basic functions like breathing, blood pressure, and heartbeat, it also helps you do everything from moving and thinking, to speaking and remembering.

Takki A. Momin, MD, Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Diplomate, The American Board of Surgery

Control vascular disease risk factors

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, leading to 130,000 American deaths each year.  Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke.  Stroke caused from carotid artery disease can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment. 

Heart attacks and most strokes are triggered when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the heart or brain

Stroke awareness: be a hero

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and learning how to recognize and respond when someone has a heart attack or a stroke, can make you a hero. Here are the basics from Gwinnett Medical Center, the region’s leader in cardiac and stroke care.