EP 845 What Causes Stroke?

Summary: The main cause of stroke may surprise you.
Air Date: 7/4/17
Duration: 23:47
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Mohammad Eslami, MD, FACS, FACC
ESLAMI-MOHAMMADDr. Mohammad Eslami joined UPMC in April 2016 as a professor of surgery. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at University of Chicago.

Dr. Eslami completed a research fellowship in thoracic surgery, followed by continued general surgery residency training and a research fellowship in vascular surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He completed his fellowship in vascular surgery at the State University of New York before becoming an attending surgeon at Temple University Medical School Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA.

Following his time at Temple University, Dr. Eslami worked at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Hospitals for seven years and in 2011 joined Boston Medical Center as an associate professor and subsequent program director of their Vascular Surgery Fellowship program.

Dr. Eslami serves as chief of vascular surgery at UPMC Mercy and is board-certified in general and vascular surgery. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in vascular and endovascular surgery. His clinical practice includes open surgical and endovascular (minimally invasive) treatment of aneurysms, carotid disease, peripheral vascular disease, and dialysis access.
EP 845 What Causes Stroke?
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

Also known as a brain attack, a stroke happens when blood flow is cut off from the brain, causing brain cells to die. It can lead to brain damage, vision or speech problems, paralysis and even death.

And, the main cause of stroke may surprise you.

Most strokes are caused by hard arteries, a blood vessel issue that typically shows no symptoms.

Dr. Mohammad Eslami joins Dr. Roizen to explain how to prevent cardiovascular trouble that can destroy your brain.
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