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Sen Mark Kirk (R-IL) Suffers Stroke
WLS-AM Radio ^ | 23JAN2012 | News Report

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.

TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 112th; il2012; markkirk
Just relaying what I heard.
1 posted on 01/23/2012 9:19:41 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

You beat me by one second.

2 posted on 01/23/2012 9:23:08 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Wow. He’s a youngish man.

3 posted on 01/23/2012 9:24:17 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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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.”

4 posted on 01/23/2012 9:24:35 AM PST by maggief
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel; Impy; BillyBoy

Praying for my Senator.

5 posted on 01/23/2012 9:25:06 AM PST by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!!)
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Pull this thread and Keep GonzoGOPs thread open. He has a link to a news story which is superior information.


6 posted on 01/23/2012 9:27:13 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: 9YearLurker

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.

7 posted on 01/23/2012 9:28:06 AM PST by littleharbour
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8 posted on 01/23/2012 9:31:03 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: littleharbour

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.

9 posted on 01/23/2012 9:35:33 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: 9YearLurker

I know a guy who had a stroke when he was in his 20s.

10 posted on 01/23/2012 9:35:51 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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