Video: What to Expect in Stroke Rehabilitation

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States, and it can affect people of all ages. One of the main risk factors for stroke is high blood pressure. Other risk factors include:

  • Age over 55
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Race (African-Americans are nearly twice as likely to have a first stroke.)

In this On Topic video, Jennifer Shen, MD, discusses inpatient stroke rehabilitation treatment, including the process of stroke recovery to restore patient quality of life. Learn more about stroke risk factors and prevention.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) provides physician services at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and numerous outpatient clinics throughout western Pennsylvania. The Department’s mission is to maximize the health, function, and well-being of the people they serve by providing the highest quality rehabilitative medical care, conducting highly relevant, cutting-edge research, and training the next generation of clinicians and researchers. Read More