Stroke Guide - Exams and Tests
Time is critical when diagnosing a stroke. A quick diagnosis within the first 3 hours may enable your doctor to use medications that can lead to a better recovery. The first priority will be to determine whether you are having an ischemic or hemorrhagic s
Stroke Guide - When To Call a Doctor
Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you or someone you know develops signs of stroke.
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.
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Cause
Blood clots that temporarily block blood flow to the brain are the most common cause of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).
Stroke Recovery: Coping With Eating Problems
It is common to have trouble swallowing after a stroke (dysphagia). You may not be able to feel food on one or both sides of your mouth. You may have problems chewing or producing enough saliva, or you may have other conditions that make eating difficult and increase your risk of choking.Other things that may interfere with normal eating include:Problems seeing or judging where things are, ...
Stroke Rehabilitation - Medicines for Stroke Prevention
After a stroke and during rehabilitation, you need medicines to help prevent another stroke. You may need medicines to thin your blood and prevent clots from forming and medicines to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.Antiplatelets to prevent clotsAspirin, aspirin with extended - release dipyridamole (Aggrenox), and other antiplateletsAnticoagulants to keep clots from growing and to prevent new
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Surgery
information on carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting, surgical procedures to reduce the risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).
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.
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
Angiogram of the Head and Neck
Angiogram of the head and neck is an X-ray test that uses fluoroscopy to take pictures of the blood flow within the blood vessels of the head and neck.