BE FAST to Spot a Stroke

According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in women. Understand risk factors for stroke, the different types of strokes including transient ischemic attack (TIA), ischemic and hemorrhagic; signs & symptoms, causes, diagnosis, the use of medication (TPA versus TNK) for intervention and treatment options, including occupational, physical and speech therapy.

Hear an inspirational account of one stroke survivor’s story.

A light, healthy lunch will be served.

Srinivasa Potluri, MD, neurologist

Laura Smith, BSN, RN, CNRN, Neuroscience Program Manager

Jennifer Lettieri, BSN, RN, CCRN, Neuroscience Nurse Manager

Caitlin Rusak, MS, CCC-SLP, speech therapist

Meena Balasubramamian, OT, occupational therapist

Madalini Kostidakis, PT, DPT, physical therapist

May Nguyen, PharmD, BCGP, BCCCP, pharmacist and clinical assistant professor Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Yael Shvetz, Go RED for Women spokesperson and hemorrhagic stroke survivor

Somerville Elks

375 Union Ave

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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