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Medical Intel

Sep 5, 2016

act-f-a-s-t-quick-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-strokeApproximately 800,000 people have a stroke each year; about one every 40 seconds. MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first hospital in the Washington region to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Hospital Center joins an elite group of only 73 medical centers nationwide to receive this prestigious certification.

Listen as Amie Hsia, MD, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, discusses what exactly happens in your body during a stroke, the ways we can stop it and the importance of receiving diagnosis and treatment quickly.