Work stress has been associated with elevated inflammatory responses, elevated cortisol, destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques, and accelerated cellular aging. There are many studies that have shown high job strain to be associated with ischemic heart disease, a similar pathophysiology to cerebral ischemic disease.” -Dr. Bradley Gross, endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellow at Barrow. Learn more about high job strain and its association with increased stroke risk.
"My goal is to create new treatments for stroke and develop effective ways to provide timely diagnoses and treatments for Valley stroke patients.” Learn more about Dr. Michael Waters, the new director of our Stroke Program and Neurovascular Division.
Make sure you are getting plenty of exercise – those with sedentary lifestyles are more at risk of stroke. Learn more risk factors and warning signs of stroke when you check out this infographic from Illinois Neurological Institute.