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) - 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).
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Other Treatment
A brief description of carotid artery stenting to help prevent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview
What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)? Some people call a transient ischemic attack (TIA) a mini - stroke, because the symptoms are like those of a stroke but do not last long.
Tissue Plasminogen Activator (t-PA) for Stroke
Drug details for Tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) for stroke.
Carotid Endarterectomy for TIA and Stroke
Carotid endarterectomy is surgery to remove plaque buildup in the carotid arteries.
High Blood Pressure, Transient Ischemic Attack, and Stroke - Topic Overview
High blood pressure (hypertension) is considered the most important and most treatable risk factor for transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke. Proper treatment of high blood pressure can reduce the chance of having a TIA or stroke. High blood pressure increases the pressure inside arteries,causing damage. Excessive pressure on the walls of vessels speeds up hardening and narrowing of the ...
Hemorrhagic Stroke - 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 ...
Stroke: Behavior Changes - Topic Overview
Depending on what part of the brain was affected by a stroke,the way a person acts may be different from how he or she acted before the stroke. A person who was very concerned about details before a stroke may become sloppy and care little about personal appearance after a stroke. Because these problems may be annoying,it is easy to think that there is an emotional or psychological problem. ...
Exercising to Prevent a Stroke - Topic Overview
Exercise helps lower high blood pressure,which is an important risk factor for stroke. Exercise can help you control other things that put you at risk,such as obesity,high cholesterol and diabetes. It is important to exercise regularly. Do activities that raise your heart rate. Try to do at least 2½ hours a week of moderate exercise. One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day,...