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Bay Area Stroke Education and Support Series
Wednesday, March 09, 2022

McLaren Bay Region - Zoom Meeting
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McLaren Stroke Programs offer a free education and support program series for stroke patients, people at high risk of a stroke, family members of stroke patients, and the community. Series speakers include a number of different disciplines including physicians, speech pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, nurses, and speakers from the community. Educational topics change annually and are chosen based on group needs and requests. The first half of the meeting is reserved for the speakers and any questions from the attendees and really improving knowledge about stroke, therapies and treatment, and prevention. The second half of the meeting is allocated for support for the survivors and their friends, family and caregivers. This is especially important now in times where families and friends aren’t able to see each other as much.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic and patients in rural areas, the support group has gone virtual! The McLaren Stroke Network is trying to provide access to stroke education and support as many stroke patients and care givers in Michigan as possible, no matter where you live! The virtual options for stroke education and support include different dates, times, speakers, and topics. Attend the group that best fits your schedule or attend them all! In person groups are also available at certain McLaren subsidiaries if you wish to attend in person.

March 9, 2022: Sleep Apnea, AFIB and Strokes: What's the Connection?
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Speaker: Mary K. Taylor, RRT, RPSGT, CCSH, Supervisor & Sleep Educator, McLaren Bay Sleep Center
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an abnormal heart rhythm that affects 2.5 million people in the U.S. Sleep apnea affects about 18 million U.S. citizens and 85% of cases go undiagnosed and occurs when breathing stops or becomes critically shallow during sleep. About half of patients with AFib also have sleep apnea. And, both AFib and sleep apnea are risk factors for stroke.
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