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.
Stroke Guide - Cause
An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain.
Stroke - Topic Overview
What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel (artery) that supplies blood to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot. Within minutes, the nerve cells in that area of the brain are damaged, and they may die within a few hours.
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Prevention
You can help prevent a transient ischemic attack (TIA) by controlling your risk factors for stroke.
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Home Treatment
Home treatment is not appropriate for a transient ischemic attack (TIA). If you think you are having a TIA, do not ignore the symptoms and do not try to manage them at home. Seek emergency medical care when symptoms first appear.
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - What Happens
Find out why a transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a warning sign of stroke risk.
Stroke - Symptoms
If you have symptoms of a stroke, seek emergency medical care.
Stroke Guide - Home Treatment
After a stroke, home treatment will be an important part of your rehabilitation.You may need to use assistive devices to help you eat, get dressed, and walk.
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
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - When To Call a Doctor
Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you have possible signs of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).