Angie West is the Director of the Stroke Center and Division of Interventional Neuroradiology Program at Long Beach Medical Center. She is responsible for developing educational programs and stroke competencies to educate employees, patients and their families about stroke, risk factors and secondary stroke prevention. In addition to her hospital work, Angie has spoken for the American Stroke Association on several occasions presenting on the processes needed to set up a Stroke Center and launched a Division of Interventional Neuroradiology Program at Long Beach Medical Center in conjunction with UCLA. She is active in both the Orange County and Los Angeles County Stroke Program Coordinators committees, and currently is on the board of the Stroke Support Association in Long Beach.
Regularly drinking large amounts of alcohol greatly increases a person’s risk of stroke. Angie will explain why people should reduce the amount of alcohol they drink, as well as details of where they can find information and support to help reduce their overall risk of stroke.