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  1. Stroke Guide - Treatment Overview

    The sooner stroke treatment starts, the better. Get the facts about the treatment of stroke.

  2. 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).

  3. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Symptoms

    Learn the symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Stroke Guide - When To Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you or someone you know develops signs of stroke.

  7. Stroke - 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.

  8. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Other Treatment

    A brief description of carotid artery stenting to help prevent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.

  9. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Exams and Tests

    Read about exams and tests doctors use to diagnose transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  10. Stroke: How to Prevent Another One - Topic Overview

    After you've had a stroke, you may be worried that you could have another one. That's easy to understand. But the good news is that there are things you can do to reduce your risk of having another stroke. Taking medicine, doing stroke rehabilitation, and making healthy lifestyle changes can help.Take your medicinesYou'll need to take medicines to help prevent another stroke. Be sure to take your medicines exactly as prescribed. And don't stop taking them unless your doctor tells you to. If you stop taking your medicines, you can increase your risk of having another stroke.Some of the medicines your doctor may prescribe include:Aspirin and other antiplatelet medicines to prevent blood clots.Anticoagulants to prevent blood clots, especially for people who have atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat).Statins to lower high cholesterol. Statins can even protect against stroke in people who don't have heart disease or high cholesterol.1ACE inhibitors and ARBs (angiotensin II

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