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Think F-A-S-T for Stroke

May is Stroke Awareness Month. South Carolina has one of the highest rates of stroke in the United States. In this WLTX interview, Dr. Katherine Dahlberg, neurologist with Southeastern Neurology & Memory Clinic at Lexington Medical Center, explains what happens inside the body when you have a stroke and how you can prevent one from happening.

When it comes so symptoms of a stroke, remember the acronym F-A-S-T. Look for Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Slurred speech, and know it’s Time to call 911. Prompt treatment is paramount in order to minimize negative stroke outcomes. Lexington Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center, which means the hospital has demonstrated excellence in treating stroke patients promptly and successfully. Visit LexMed.com/Stroke.

FREE Lecture: “Stroke Can Strike at Any Age: Think FAST for Signs of Stroke”

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present a FREE lecture on Monday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m. inside Lexington Medical Park 1 at 2728 Sunset Boulevard on the hospital campus in West Columbia. It’s called “Stoke Can Strike at Any Age: Think FAST for Signs of Stroke.” Katherine W. Dahlberg, MD, a physician at Southeastern Neurology & Memory Clinic, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, will be the speaker.

Katherine W. Dahlberg, MD

According to the American Heart Association, about 795,000 people have a stroke every year, and about 140,000 people will die due to a stroke. Nearly 75 percent of strokes occur in individuals over 65. While stroke accounts for one of every 19 deaths in the United States, there are several behaviors that can reduce the risk of stroke.

Dr. Dahlberg earned her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. She then completed her neurology residency at USC, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Dahlberg is a member of the American Academy of Neurology with certifications in advanced cardiac and basic life support, as well as Allergan Botox® training. She provides comprehensive care for disorders of the nervous system at Southeastern Neurology & Memory Clinic.

Lexington Medical Center’s physician lecture series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit LexMed.com/classes-events.

Stroke In Young Adults

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain can’t get the oxygen it needs and starts to die. If it lasts for a long time, there can be permanent damage.

Risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, smoking, excessive alcohol use and atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat.

And it’s not just happening in older patients. Just ask Xanna Bailey, who suffered a stroke in her early 20s. In this WLTX report, listen to Xanna share her story and hear why Dr. Wesley Frierson of our ER says it’s important to recognize stroke symptoms quickly.

To learn more about stroke care at Lexington Medical Center, visit LexMed.com/Stroke