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.
Stroke Guide - Medications
It is very important to seek emergency medical attention for stroke symptoms. If you are having an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot, you may be able to receive tissue plasminogen activator (t - PA), a clot - dissolving medication. It is 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 - Topic Overview
What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel (artery) that supplies blood to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot. Within minutes, the nerve cells in that area of the brain are damaged, and they may die within a few hours.
Stroke: Tips to Help With Memory Problems - Topic Overview
A stroke often causes memory problems. If your family member has problems with memory: Set a daily routine,if possible. Warn the person about upcoming changes in routine. Someone who has had a stroke may be very sensitive to minor changes in the daily activities. Give short instructions. People with memory problems can remember only small amounts of information at a time (short retention ...
Stroke - Symptoms
If you have symptoms of a stroke, seek emergency medical care.
Angiogram of the Head and Neck
Angiogram of the head and neck is an X-ray test that uses fluoroscopy to take pictures of the blood flow within the blood vessels of the head and neck.
Interactive Tool: What Is Your Risk for a Stroke if You Have Atrial Fibrillation? - What's next?
Talk to your doctor about how to lower your risk of stroke if you have atrial fibrillation.You may be able to take medication or make lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or changing your diet, that can reduce your chances of stroke. While warfarin offers the best protection against stroke, it can also cause serious bleeding and other problems. Some people cannot take warfarin because they
If you or someone you love has just had a stroke, here are links to stroke organizations and resources.
Stroke Rehabilitation - Medicines for Stroke Prevention
After a stroke and during rehabilitation, you need medicines to help prevent another stroke. You may need medicines to thin your blood and prevent clots from forming and medicines to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.Antiplatelets to prevent clotsAspirin, aspirin with extended - release dipyridamole (Aggrenox), and other antiplateletsAnticoagulants to keep clots from growing and to prevent new