Ivana Trump’s death puts spotlight on abundance of fall-related traumas

Westchester Medical Center doctors say injuries caused by falls are the leading admission at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

News 12 Staff

Jul 19, 2022, 2:49 PM

Updated 669 days ago

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Trauma doctors at Westchester Medical Center are reminding residents to check on their older neighbors in the wake of Ivana Trump's death.
The 73-year-old suffered what the New York City Medical Examiner's Office called "blunt impact injuries” after an apparent fall down the stairs inside her Manhattan home.
Westchester Medical Center doctors say injuries caused by falls are the leading admission at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit. Older adults are more prone to falls that could result in serious injuries.
Dr. Kartik Prabhakaran says more than half of their more than 2,000 trauma patients in 2021 were “fall-related.” He says staying active is one of the most important methods to prevent a fall.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in the Upper East Side neighborhood where Ivana Trump lived.


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