August 6, 2013
Dr. Lee Guterman, center, was a recent guest on the Spotlight on Health radio program. He is pictured here with Producer Dale Mussen, left, and Host Tom McNulty in the recording studio.
Dr. Lee Guterman was a featured guest of the Spotlight on Health radio show, which airs on Sunday mornings at 7 a.m. on Joy FM 96.1.
As a guest on the radio station's 30-minute program, Dr. Guterman explains what a stroke is, what causes it, and how it is treated.
- Stroke is a third leading cause of death in the United States.
- When you have a stroke, ambulance drivers will often take you to a certified stroke center. Stroke centers are organized to treat stroke patients very quickly.
- If you have a blocked blood vessel, warning signs could include blurred vision, slurred speech, difficulty moving your arm, poor balance, inability to stand, and paralysis of the face. If you have a bleed in your brain, symptoms can also include a sudden headache and a stiff neck.
- If you experience these symptoms, don't assume that they will go away, or if they go away, that you don't need to worry about it. Call 911 and go to the nearest stroke center.