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,...
Stroke Guide - Cause
An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain.
Stroke Guide - Other Treatment
Stroke rehabilitation is a critical part of a successful recovery. Half of the people who have a stroke lose some of their independence, and 20% are completely dependent on others for their care.
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.
Stroke Guide - What Increases Your Risk
Read about diseases or conditions that may make stroke more likely.
Stroke Guide - When To Call a Doctor
Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you or someone you know develops signs of stroke.
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 ...
Antiplatelet Medicines for Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Drug details for Antiplatelets for stroke and TIA.
Carotid Endarterectomy for TIA and Stroke
Carotid endarterectomy is surgery to remove plaque buildup in the carotid arteries.
Stroke Guide - Treatment Overview
The sooner stroke treatment starts, the better. Get the facts about the treatment of stroke.