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Keywords

stroke prevention, stroke, brain attack, cholesterol, atherosclerosis, embolus, thrombosis, hypertension, stenosis, signs of a stroke, mini-strokes, transient ischemic attack, TIA, hemorrhagic stoke, carotid endarterectomy, bmhead, bmbody, bmhp

Overview *

A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. Mini-strokes or transient ischemic attacks, or TIAs, occur when the blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.

Symptoms of stroke are:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech.
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

If you have any of these symptoms, you must get to a hospital quickly to begin treatment. Acute stroke therapies try to stop a stroke while it is happening by quickly dissolving the blood clot or by stopping the bleeding. Post-stroke rehabilitation helps individuals overcome disabilities that result from stroke damage. Drug therapy with blood thinners is the most common treatment for stroke.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | What is A Stroke?
Causes | Signs
Emergency | Treatment
Prevention | Conclusion

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program discusses the causes of strokes, the symptoms of strokes and stroke prevention. Included are the following sections: Anatomy, Causes, Symptoms of Strokes, Prevention, Controlling High Blood Pressure, Controlling Cholesterol, Smoking Cessation.

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Last reviewed: 2/25/2008

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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