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Local Medical Experts Talk About Stroke Prevention and Signs

Local medical experts from Conemaugh Nason Medical Central and UPMC Altoona talk about what people should know about strokes and how to prevent them as May is Stroke Awareness Month.

Dr. Cynthia Kenmuir, an endovascular neurologist at UPMC Altoona said there are two different types of strokes.

“About 85% of people get Ischemic strokes, and about 15% are hemorrhagic,” she said.

Strokes affect people of all ages, Dr.Kenmuir said.

“We see them in 20 year olds but they are more common as people age,” she said.

Time is the most important thing when it comes to strokes.

“You lose about 2 million bra...


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