dry stroke

"Good Shot" at Mental Recovery
1:35 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Senator Kirk in Hospital After Stroke

Senator Mark Kirk (standing) during an appearance in Macomb last year with Congressman Bobby Schilling

US Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) has  suffered a stroke and remains sedated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

His neurosurgeon believes the 52-year old senator has a very  good shot at making a full mental recovery.

Northwestern  neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Fessler said Kirk suffered a  "dry stroke,"  in which sections of the right side of his brain were  deprived  of blood.

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