Join us as we celebrate National Stroke Awareness Month. We're bringing you Dr. Souvik Sen from Palmetto Health Richland and South Carolina CoEE Endowed Chairin Stroke Neurology at the University of South Carolina. Sen will share his work on telestroke, an innovative method of connecting doctors to stroke victims in rural or isolated communities, preventing tens of hundreds of deaths.
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What is a stroke? How can we protect ourselves?
Astroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is characterized by rapid loss of brain functions due to a disturbance of blood supply to the brain. This can be caused by lack of blood flow or the leakage of blood within the brain.
As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot function which may cause the inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, the inability to understand or formulate speech, or an inability to see from one side of the visual field. Strokes are a medical emergency that can cause permanent neurological damage, complications, and even death.
Strokes are the leading cause of adult disability in the United States and Europe and the second leading cause of death world wide. However, there is a silver lining. Up to eighty percent of all strokes can be prevented.
Dr. Sen and his staff at Palmetto Health are utilizing cutting-edge technology to reduce fatalities, particularly to those in isolated regions.
Who is Dr. Sen? Dr. Souvik Sen is an internationally renowned neurologist, the head of Palmetto Health's Stroke Center, and the chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Sen joined the Palmetto Health team to help develop a stroke center to serve the Midlands of South Carolina, where there was previously a significant gap in stroke care. He is currently working with the Center of Economic Excellence in Stroke through South Carolina's SmartState program as an endowed chair to set up a clinical and research team to provide advanced stroke care for the people of the Midlands. He is working to establish a certified stroke center in the region which will include national and international research.
Come learn what the intersection of technology and medicine has to offer...