Avera Medical Minute: Stroke Awareness Month 05/19/09
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On average someone in this country has a stroke every 40 seconds. Someone dies from that stroke every 3-4 minutes. May is Stroke Awareness Month.
Pam Hansen, a registered Vascular and Cardiac Ultrasound technologist explains how important screenings are to your health especially when you think about the 6.5 million stroke survivors whose lives have dramatically changed needlessly because strokes are preventable.
Pam is also Avera McKennan's Mobile Imaging Coordinator and runs us through the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Stroke Screening and Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening offered every Wednesday at all the HyVee Stores and the Avera Heart Hospital.