QNHCH Webinar to Teach Stroke Treatment, Prevention
* Updated November 18, 10:52 AM
Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital (QNHCH) is offering a free webinar on stroke treatment and prevention.
Officials at QNHCH say every 40 seconds, someone suffers from a stroke, adding 80% of strokes are preventable.
Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and obesity are all risk factors that increase the chance of a stroke. The webinar is meant to teach about the signs of a stroke and what can be done to prevent it.
The webinar will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1, from noon to 1 p.m., and presented by Dr. Kazuma
Nakagawa. Nakagawa is the Chief of Neuroscience Institute and Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at The Queen’s Medical Center.