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  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. Driving a Car After a Stroke - Topic Overview

    You cannot drive after having a stroke until your doctor says that you can. This may be hard to accept. You may feel that this is a big loss of independence. But any problems with your vision, speech, or ability to move quickly after a stroke can change your ability to drive safely. You need your doctor's approval for the safety of yourself and others.After your doctor says that you can drive, talk to the motor vehicle department and ask about the rules for people who have had a stroke. You may need to take classes, be tested again, and have changes made to your car. Some stroke rehab centers give driver training classes.If you cannot drive because of problems from your stroke, check with your stroke rehab center about programs that offer special vans that can take you to and from places. Senior groups and volunteer agencies may also offer transportation services.

  4. Stroke Rehabilitation - Adapting After a Stroke

    After a stroke, rehabilitation will not only focus on helping you recover from disabilities but also on making changes in your lifestyle, at home, at work, and in relationships. Changes will depend on the type of disabilities, which are determined by the part of your brain that was affected by the stroke.A stroke in the right side of the brain can cause difficulty with performing everyday tasks. .

  5. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Exams and Tests

    Read about exams and tests doctors use to diagnose transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  6. Understanding Stroke -- the Basics

    Get the basics on stroke symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Understanding Stroke -- Prevention

    Learn how to prevent strokes from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Understanding Stroke -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of strokes from the experts at WebMD.

  9. Understanding Stroke -- Symptoms

    Understand the symptoms of stroke from the experts at WebMD.

  10. Migraine and Stroke

    If you're prone to migraines, should you be concerned about a higher risk of stroke? Find out.

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