Sen. Mark Kirk suffers stroke, undergoes surgery for swelling

By Daniel Strauss – 01/23/12 The Hill
Republican Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.) was hospitalized Saturday after experiencing a stroke, his office said Monday. 
Kirk’s office said he suffered the stroke on Saturday and underwent surgery on Monday to reduce swelling in his brain.
“On Saturday, Senator Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital, where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in the right side of his neck.  He was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where further tests revealed that he had suffered an ischemic stroke,” Kirk’s office said in a statement. “Early this morning the Senator underwent surgery to relieve swelling around his brain stemming from the stroke. The surgery was successful. 
“Due to his young age, good health and the nature of the stroke, doctors are very confident in the Senator’s recovery over the weeks ahead,” his office said.
Kirk was elected to the Senate in 2010, winning the seat that was formerly held by President Obama. 
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