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Know the facts about stroke

A stroke is sometimes called a ‘brain attack’. It can damage the brain and cause symptoms like paralysis or loss of speech.

Stroke: SA's 3rd biggest killer

It's International Stroke Day on 29 October. Did you know that stroke is the third most common cause of death after HIV/Aids and heart disease in South Africa?

Stroke: you only have three hours

Did you know that you only have three hours to get help for a stroke before you risk permanent disability? Here's what to look out for.

Stroke - what to do in an emergency

Identifying and treating a stroke as quickly possible gives the victim the best possible chance for a full recovery. Know how to do the F.A.S.T test in case of a stroke emergency.

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Dr Naeem Brey completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) degree in 2003 at the University of Cape Town. In 2010 he started he started specialising in Neurology at Tygerberg Hospital and graduated with his specialist exam in FCNeurol (Fellowship of the College of Neurology) in May 2013.

He has a particular interest in stroke as well autoimmune and demyelinating neurological illnesses. Read more about Dr Naeem Brey

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