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Skip to comments.Sen Mark Kirk (R-IL) Suffers Stroke
Posted on 01/23/2012 9:19:37 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
Top of the hour news confirms the report and surgery this morning.
You beat me by one second.
Wow. He’s a youngish man.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has suffered a stroke and underwent surgery today at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, his office said.
“On Saturday, Senator Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital, where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in the right side of his neck,” his office said in a statement.
“He was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where further tests revealed that he had suffered an ischemic stroke,” it said. “Early this morning, the senator underwent surgery to relieve swelling around his brain stemming from the stroke. The surgery was successful.
“Due to his young age, good health and the nature of the stroke, doctors are very confident in the Senator’s recovery over the weeks ahead.”
Praying for my Senator.
Pull this thread and Keep GonzoGOPs thread open. He has a link to a news story which is superior information.
50 is the epicentre of heart/stroke risk for men. Senator Kirk was at a high risk age in a highly stressful profession. I hope they were able to get him medical care before there was too much damage. Very sad.
One of the local hospitals is always running radio ads for it’s stroke center in which they talk about ischemic strokes, which are usually warning signs of greater danger lurking just around the corner. Fortunately Senator Kirk recognized these symptoms and was able to seek medical assistance before things got too bad.
I know a guy who had a stroke when he was in his 20s.