Doctor to lecture on care and treatment for strokes
From Submitted Reports January 29, 2013 1:30PM
Dr. Harish Shownkeen, medical director of Neuro Interventional Surgery Program uses the new bibplane angiography sysgem at SIlver Cross Hospital to diagnose and treat strokes. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Updated: March 1, 2013 6:04AM
Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds.
Dr. Harish Shownkeen, medical director of the Neuro Interventional Surgery Program at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, will discuss the latest minimally invasive treatment and recovery options for new and recurrent strokes.
The free lecture will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd. Call 888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org to register.
You or a loved one may be experiencing a stroke if one or more of the following symptoms occur suddenly:
Numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg — especially on one side of the body.
Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
Trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
Severe headache with no known cause.
Call 911 immediately. Time is life, so it’s critically important that treatment be started fast.