Dr. Gurpreet Jaswal

BHSc, MD, FRCPC

Joseph Brant Hospital and Foundation

General Internal Medicine Physician , Acute Care Hospitalist

Research Interests:

Acute stroke care Stroke Prevention Vascular Disease Risk Reduction Medical Education Public Health

Brief Bio:

I am a specialist in Internal Medicine with an interest in applying translational research to the education of medical professionals and the public in stroke symptoms, signs, vascular disease risk factors, and hyperacute stroke management for improved health outcomes.

Capstone Project:

1. Improve knowledge of primary stroke prevention for at-risk patients and
2. Enhance communication between FP and patients at-risk of stroke.

Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability worldwide. In Canada, 62,000 people are affected by stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA) each year. In Ontario alone, 17,500 patients were admitted in 2016-2017 for stroke or TIA. As a result of improved stroke survival rates, more than 400,000 Canadians are currently living with long-term disability from stroke, and this number will almost double in the next 20 years. Stroke can be prevented in patients with modifiable risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation. These conditions account for up to 90% of stroke risk. Management of these risk factors is an effective method for reducing stroke incidence and mortality.

Dr. Gurpreet Jaswal

BHSc, MD, FRCPC

Joseph Brant Hospital and Foundation

General Internal Medicine Physician , Acute Care Hospitalist

Research Interests:

Acute stroke care Stroke Prevention Vascular Disease Risk Reduction Medical Education Public Health

Brief Bio:

I am a specialist in Internal Medicine with an interest in applying translational research to the education of medical professionals and the public in stroke symptoms, signs, vascular disease risk factors, and hyperacute stroke management for improved health outcomes.

Capstone Project:

1. Improve knowledge of primary stroke prevention for at-risk patients and
2. Enhance communication between FP and patients at-risk of stroke.

Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability worldwide. In Canada, 62,000 people are affected by stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA) each year. In Ontario alone, 17,500 patients were admitted in 2016-2017 for stroke or TIA. As a result of improved stroke survival rates, more than 400,000 Canadians are currently living with long-term disability from stroke, and this number will almost double in the next 20 years. Stroke can be prevented in patients with modifiable risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation. These conditions account for up to 90% of stroke risk. Management of these risk factors is an effective method for reducing stroke incidence and mortality.