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Mark Kirk suffers stroke

By Sophia Tareen (Associated Press)
On January 23, 2012

(AP) Doctors say a stroke suffered by Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois has affected his left arm and leg and some facial movement.

Dr. Richard Fessler says part of Kirk's skull was removed Monday to alleviate pressure in his brain. Fessler says Kirk is in intensive care but doctors are happy with his status.

Doctors say the Republican appeared to recognize those around him and respond to commands.

The 52-year-old Kirk checked himself into a suburban hospital Saturday before being transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Kirk's office says he had a tear in the carotid artery on the right side of his neck. Carotid arteries carry blood to the brain.

Kirk was elected to the Senate in 2010, winning the seat formerly held by Pres. Barack Obama.


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