Tar Heel Talk: May 8th, 2016

Topic: Stroke Research

Guests: Dr. Carmelo Graffagnino, Dir. Duke Comprehensive Stroke Center

              Gladys Lundy-Lamm, President, Minority Women Health Project

Residents of North Carolina are 20 to 40 percent more likely to die of stroke than those living in other parts of the country. While stroke awareness campaigns are important  to help educate the public about symptoms and the importance of getting to a hospital quickly, patients and healthcare providers believe that what happens after stroke patients leave the hospital is just as important as how quickly they arrive. Now, thanks to multi-million-dollar grant, stroke patients across the state will help determine whether longer-term, post-stroke care improves their daily function.