This week: Answers to stroke questions; pancreas and kidney transplants

May 9, 2018

Three things you might not know about stroke:

  1. People having a stroke usually are able to hear and comprehend what's happening around them.
  2. Up to a third of the patients who appear to be having strokes turn out to have other medical problems that mimic strokes.
  3. Many people have medical conditions of which they are unaware that increase their risk for stroke.

Interventional neurologist and stroke expert Hesham Masoud, MD, and interim stroke outreach coordinator and nurse Josh Onyan field questions submitted by listeners and Facebook followers to mark Stroke Awareness Month in this special, half-hour interview.

Also on the show: more on pancreas transplants and the increasing number of "living donor" kidney transplants.

Tune in this Sunday, May 13 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."