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    1. Stroke Rehabilitation - What to Expect After a Stroke

      Initial disabilitiesYour disabilities and your ability to get better after a stroke depend on: Which side of the brain was affected (whether it is your dominant side).Which part of the brain was damaged by the stroke.How much of the brain was damaged.Your general health before the stroke.Disabilities after a stroke may include problems with muscles and movement. These include:Weakness on one side

    2. Stroke Guide - What Happens

      When you have an ischemic stroke, the oxygen-rich blood supply to part of your brain is reduced. With a hemorrhagic stroke, there is bleeding in the brain. After about 4 minutes without blood and oxygen, brain cells become damaged and may die.

    3. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.

    4. Stroke Guide - Surgery

      When surgery is being considered after a stroke, your age, prior overall health, and current condition are major factors in the decision.

    5. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

      A stroke often causes memory problems. If your family member has problems with memory: Set a daily routine,if possible. Warn the person about upcoming changes in routine. Someone who has had a stroke may be very sensitive to minor changes in the daily activities. Give short instructions. People with memory problems can remember only small amounts of information at a time (short retention ...

    6. 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 ...

    7. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - What Increases Your Risk

      The risk factors for a transient ischemic attack (TIA) are the same as those for a stroke.

    8. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - What Happens

      Find out why a transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a warning sign of stroke risk.

    9. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Preventing Another Stroke

      There are several factors you cannot change that increase your risk of stroke. But there are also several things that you have some control over which can help you avoid another stroke, including:High blood pressure.Heart disease.High cholesterol.Diabetes.Obesity.Excessive use of alcohol.Use of tobacco products.Too much caffeine.Use of certain illegal drugs, such as cocaine.To prevent another ...

    10. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Symptoms

      Learn the symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

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