Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stroke Screening

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Willie Askew, 78, says the symptoms came on suddenly with blurry vision and weakness.

Askew was not too worried but went to the hospital after the urging of his family.

Sure enough, the doctors at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. found something very wrong. Askew was having a stroke.

Providence hospital neurologist Dr. Muneshwar Tiwari says Askew's stroke was caused by blocked arteries in his brain, the result of high cholesterol and hypertension, two risk factors that could have been treated early if he had just be........Next