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Medical Reference Related to Stroke

  1. Stroke Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Read about diseases or conditions that may make stroke more likely.

  2. 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.

  3. Stroke Guide - Treatment Overview

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

  4. 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).

  5. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Symptoms

    Learn the symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Stroke Guide - When To Call a Doctor

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

  9. 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.

  10. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Other Treatment

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

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