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May 10, 2007

Community Seminar To Focus On Emergency Treatment Of Stroke

Recognizing and responding to the warning signs of stroke will be the focus of a free community seminar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics physicians Harold Adams, M.D., professor of neurology, and Azeem Ahmed, M.D., clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine, will present "Code Stroke: Emergency Treatment of Stroke."

Each year, nearly 700,000 Americans experience a stroke, the third-leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability.

Adams and Ahmed will discuss:

--The early warning signs and symptoms of stroke.
--Public response: The importance of dialing 911.
--What to expect in the emergency room.
--The latest in the treatment of strokes.
--What is a primary stroke center and why is that important?

Part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series, this program is presented as a public service by UI Hospitals and Clinics.

To register, call UI Health Access at 319-384-8442 or toll free 800-777-8442.

STORY SOURCE: Community and Patient Relations, 200 Hawkins Drive, 8023 JCP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, Writer: Tom Walljasper.