Stroke: When a Brain Attack Hits

Service: Topics: Organization:
Long Beach Memorial
Featured speaker:

Nima Ramezan-Arab, MD

Specialties:
  • Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Neurophysiology

Dr. Ramezan is Board Certified in Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Neurocritical Care. He attended University of California Irvine as an undergraduate and received Bachelors of Science in Biology and Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. He then obtained his Medical Degree at the University of California Irvine College of Medicine. He subsequently completed his Internship, Neurology Residency, and fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Ramezan is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine and has been involved with the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He enjoys teaching residents and was awarded the “Outstanding Voluntary Clinical Instructor” in 2009.

Dr. Ramezan is the current Medical Director of Neuroscience and Stroke Program at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Memorial Neuroscience Institute. He is routinely involved in working with nursing and staff at Long Beach Memorial for improvement of the neuroscience program and patient care in the hospital.

Dr. Ramezan has been a Sub-investigator in multiple clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, migraine, and Parkinson’s disease. He has a special interest in Stroke and Epilepsy with emphasis on critical care management of these neurologic disorders. With his interest in clinical neurophysiology, he routinely performs Nerve Conduction Study/EMGs and interprets Electroencephalograms (EEG). He also has been Certified in Neurosonology and interpretation of Transcranial Doppler studies. He is fluent in English and Farsi.

Podcast Summary

Approximately 795,000 strokes will occur this year, one occurring every 40 seconds, and taking a life every four minutes. The good news: Up to 80% of strokes are preventable! Listen as Dr. Nima Ramezan, from Long Beach Memorial, discusses the importance of catching a stroke F.A.S.T (face, arms, speech and time).