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The Mercy Stroke Clinic is dedicated to the prevention of stroke and recurrent stroke. An appointment is scheduled four to six weeks after hospitalization and patients meet with a nurse practitioner and Robert Struthers, MD, PCI Neurology. Information covered at this visit includes:
About 30% of patients who have a stroke go on to have a second stroke within five years. Controlling risk factors and stroke-specific education can help reduce this risk.
The clinic is held at the neurology clinic at PCI.
Stroke risk factor tools provide an interactive way to test your knowledge on areas such as the signs of a stroke, national statistics on strokes, and how to reduce your risk of having a stroke.
Patients and families affected by stroke are encouraged to attend meetings for support, have questions answered and more. Guest speakers will talk about topics ranging from rehabilitation, prevention of a second stroke and caretaker issues. This is a positive time to share and gather ideas.
This support group takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every other month.
5:30 to 7 p.m. Katz Conference RoomGround LevelMercy Medical Center
Park in the 8th Ave. & 8th St. parking ramp. Enter via south entrance on ground level.
For more information, contact Jennifer Austin, RN, Mercy Stroke Coordinator at (319) 440-0312.