MedStar Health DocTalk

Dr. Elliot Dawson: Your Risk for Stroke

June 22, 2021 Dr. Elliot Dawson Season 1 Episode 1
MedStar Health DocTalk
Dr. Elliot Dawson: Your Risk for Stroke
Show Notes

Comprehensive, relevant and insightful conversations about health and medicine happen here… on MedStar Health DocTalk. Join us for real conversations with physician experts from around the largest healthcare system in the Maryland-DC region.

Strokes happen in an instant, and are the 5th leading cause of death. What’s your risk? DocTalk host Mike Schuh talks with the Baltimore director of MedStar Health’s stroke program, neurologist Dr. Elliot Dawson, about brain attacks, thunderclap headaches, innovative treatments, and the benefits of comprehensive stroke centers. Learn the signs of stroke using “BEFAST,” how long you have to respond, and even the relationship between stroke and Covid, as Mike and Dr. Dawson spend a half-hour discussing the risk factors for this emergency condition. Dr. Dawson is based at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and also has clinical interests in vascular neurology and neurocritical care. For interviews with Dr. Dawson, or for more information about this podcast, contact Regional Media Relations Director, debra.schindler@medstar.net.

 Learn more about Dr. Dawson here: https://www.medstarhealth.org/doctor/dr-elliot-t-dawson-md/

Learn more about the Stroke Program: https://www.medstarfranklinsquare.org/our-services/neurology/stroke/?_ga=2.160287614.270062974.1624045027-747066315.1602086744#q={}