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  1. Understanding Stroke -- Prevention

    Learn how to prevent strokes from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Understanding Stroke -- Symptoms

    Understand the symptoms of stroke from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Understanding Stroke -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of strokes from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Understanding Stroke -- the Basics

    Get the basics on stroke symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention from the experts at WebMD.

  5. How Atherosclerosis Causes Half of All Strokes

    About half of all strokes are caused by atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries caused by high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, and other factors. WebMD tells you what causes atherosclerosis and how to prevent it.

  6. Stroke Organizations

    WebMD provides links to stroke resources.

  7. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Stroke

    If you've had a stroke, here are some key questions you may want to ask your doctor.

  8. Vascular Dementia

    WebMD details what vascular dementia is and its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

  9. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

    A hemorrhagic stroke develops when a blood vessel (artery) in the brain leaks or bursts (ruptures). This causes bleeding: Inside the brain tissue (intracerebral hemorrhage). Near the surface of the brain ( subarachnoid hemorrhage or subdural hemorrhage ). A common cause of subarachnoid hemorrhage is the rupture of an aneurysm. Hemorrhagic strokes are not as common as strokes caused by a blood ...

  10. Stroke Guide - Medications

    It is very important to seek emergency medical attention for stroke symptoms. If you are having an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot, you may be able to receive tissue plasminogen activator (t - PA), a clot - dissolving medication. It is no

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