Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - What Happens
Find out why a transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a warning sign of stroke risk.
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Treatment Overview
Information on the treatment of transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Stroke - Prevention
For some people, stroke prevention may begin after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) - a warning sign that a stroke may soon occur. Prompt medical attention may help prevent a stroke.
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Other Treatment
A brief description of carotid artery stenting to help prevent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.
Please answer the following questions: Risk of stroke with or without carotid endarterectomy How much carotid stenosis do you have? Have you had symptoms (TIA or mild stroke)? 70% or more Yes No 60–69% Yes No 50–59% Yes No Less than 50% Yes No Don't know Yes No ...
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 ...
Stroke: Perception Changes - Topic Overview
When a stroke occurs on the right side of the brain,a person's ability to judge distance,size,position,rate of movement,form,and the way parts relate to the whole is affected (spatial-perceptual problems). People with these problems may have more trouble learning to care for themselves. Signs of perception problems are often noticed by the caregiver of a person who has had a stroke. ...
Stroke: Life-Threatening Complications - Topic Overview
Complications that threaten a person's life may develop soon after stroke symptoms occur. Preventing these complications is a major focus of initial stroke treatment. Life-threatening complications include: Increased pressure on the brain,which develops when the brain swells after a large stroke. Such swelling occurs quickly,becomes most severe within 3 to 5 days after the stroke,and can ...
Stroke: Common Disabilities - Topic Overview
Stroke is the most common cause of disability resulting from damage to the nervous system. A stroke may affect: Movement. You may not be able to use your arms or walk. This is usually because of weakness or paralysis on one side of the body (hemiparesis). Speech and language. You may not be able to speak,read,or write. Also,you may not be able to understand what someone else is saying. ...
Tissue Plasminogen Activator (t-PA) for Stroke
Drug details for Tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) for stroke.