Dr. Koto Ishida is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She also serves as Medical Director of the Stroke Program at NYU Langone Health and Director of Clinical Affairs at the Center for Stroke and Neurovascular Diseases. She is Board-certified both in vascular neurology and neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. Her medical degree is from the University of Rochester. She completed her residency in neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she had a fellowship in vascular neurology. Dr. Ishida has her name on 70 publications in the professional literature.
This is a special three-part series.
The following topics were discussed in Part 1: how common strokes are; distinguishing features of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke; some major causes of a stroke and if genetics and family history are among them; from the standpoint of sex and gender, if there are any differences in specific risk factors, differences in presentation, response to treatment, and stroke outcomes between what commonly are referred to as male and female; how the acronym FAST is applicable and the importance of going to a hospital as soon as possible upon experiencing stroke symptoms; and the likelihood that a patient may have a non-cerebrovascular disease that mimics a stroke, and if so, how to distinguish between stroke and non-stroke symptoms.