July 2011 is Vasospasm Awareness Month in Cincinnati

Mayor Mark Mallory issues a proclamation:

Whereas, Approximately 40,000 people suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm and subsequent subarachnoid hemorrhage in the United States each year, with those surviving placed at great risk of a complication known as vasospasm, a sudden spasm of a blood vessel in the brain, which can lead to stroke, permanent brain damage, and death; and

Whereas, Vasospasm remains mysterious and perplexing to doctors, who despite their best efforts are unable to prevent it; and

Whereas, Efforts to understand and eliminate this complication are shared by dedicated and like-minded institutions throughout the world and in our City, including the Mayfield Clinic, the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery, the Mayfield Education and Research Foundation, and the Center for Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke at the UC Neuroscience Institute; and

Whereas, the above institutions, as well as Mario Zuccarello, MD, the Frank H. Mayfield Professor & Chairman of the UC Department of Neurosurgery, and Joe Clark, PhD, UC Professor of Neurology, are recognized as leading researchers who are devoted to better methods of treating vasospasm and preventing it; and

Whereas, Drs. Zuccarello and Clark are Co-Chairmen of Vasospasm 2011: The 11th International Conference on Neurovascular Events after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Cincinnati, July 21-23, 2011, an event that will draw experts from 15 nations and 5 continents; and

Whereas, The City of Cincinnati recognizes the courage of all patients, families and healthcare professionals who are coping with neurovascular events following subarachnoid hemorrhage and commends the institutions and researchers that are striving to conquer this life-threatening complication;

Now, Therefore, I, Mark Mallory, Mayor of the City of Cincinnati, do hereby proclaim July 2011 as “Vasospasm Awareness Month in Cincinnati” .

The Mayfield Clinic is recognized as one of the nation's leading physician organizations for clinical care, education, and research of the spine and brain. Supported by 20 neurosurgeons, five neurointensivists, an interventional radiologist, and a pain specialist, the Clinic treats 25,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield's physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for brain tumors and neurovascular diseases and disorders.


July, 2011

CONTACT: Tom Rosenberger, APR
Communications Department

Cindy Starr, MSJ
Communications Department