Stamford EMS and Stamford Health are teaming up with the Stamford Senior Center to present Spot-A-Stroke — a stroke awareness program on Friday, Feb. 8.
The program will help attendees recognize the common warning signs of a stroke and learn the steps to take in an emergency. In addition to an interactive demonstration of hands-only CPR, exciting advances in stroke care will be discussed.
— an announcement from Stamford EMS
The free program is open to the public and will take place starting at 11:30 a.m at the Stamford Senior Center, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford.
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“In an emergency, knowing the warning signs of a stroke can lower the chances of brain damage, disability, and even death,” said Patricia Squires, Stamford EMS chief and CEO.
In the United States, stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability and the third leading cause of death, reports StokeCenter.org, with approximately 795,000 people suffering a stroke each year.
The discussion will be led by Todd Miller, MD, who has recently joined Stamford Health to provide state of the art minimally invasive stroke care. Grace Capone, a registered nurse who helped to establish the Stroke Center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Stamford Hospital, will also speak.
“We know that early detection and quick medical attention is key in improving survival chances in stroke victims,” said Christina Crain, executive director of Stamford Senior Center. “The more informed we can all be, the better chance we have of saving a life.”