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UTHSC professor can discuss stroke and its prevention

Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the United States and the third leading cause of death. Half a million people suffer strokes every year, and diabetes is a leading cause of these attacks in San Antonio and South Texas.

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Gustavo Román, M.D., professor of medicine/neurology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC) and director of UTHSC’s Memory Disorders Clinic at Villa Serena, can discuss the devastating effects that a stroke can have on an individual. He also can discuss the lifestyle changes people can make to prevent stroke.

To contact Dr. Román, call the office of public affairs at (210) 567-2570.

Dr. Román recently was appointed as a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research in Rockville, Md. He also is chairman of the San Antonio/South Texas Stroke Prevention Program of the American Heart Association, which will offer free blood pressure screenings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Crossroads, Ingram Park, Rolling Oaks, McCreless and South Park malls, and at the H.E.B. store on W.W. White Road.

Contact: Natalie Gutierrez