STROKE:  GETTING HELP AND TREATMENT (SC 206). Class presentation available for viewing.

Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain either is blocked by a clot or bursts (ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs and brain cells die.

In this lecture, we will learn about the different types and mechanisms of strokes, including TIAs (transient ischemic attacks). We will cover how to reduce the occurrence of strokes, how to recognize a stroke when it happens, what to do when one occurs, and what are the treatment options.

Presenter: Dr. Mohammad Shafie,

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, UC Irvine School of Medicine; Director, Stroke Program, and Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Loma Linda VA Medical Center.

Dr. Shafie’s education includes, Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles; Chief Resident, Neurology, UCLA-Harbor Medical Center, Torrance; M.D. Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Shafie has affiliations with the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association and the American Academy of Neurology. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Class Presentation: Strokes: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Developer: Marc Nussbaum


Friday, September 29

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Location: The Irvine Station-Onken


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