Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements.
Sudden problems with walking or balance.
A sudden, severe headache that is
different from past headaches.
Signs of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) are similar to signs of a stroke. But TIA symptoms usually disappear after 10 to 20 minutes, although they may last longer. There is no way to tell whether the symptoms are caused by a stroke or by TIA, so emergency medical care is needed for both conditions.
Feb. 11, 2010 -- As if people need another reason to love chocolate, here it
is: Eating a little bit of chocolate each week may not only lower the risk of
having a stroke, it may also decrease the odds of dying from one.
A new review of recent research on chocolate and stroke risk found at least
two large studies are suggestive of the health benefits of chocolate in
lowering the risk of stroke. The results will be presented in April at the
annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology...
Some hospitals have a stroke team made up of many
different health professionals, such as a neurologist, a neuroradiologist, a physical therapist, an occupational
therapist, a speech therapist, a rehabilitation doctor (physiatrist), a nurse,
and a social worker.