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Stroke Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Stroke

  1. Stroke - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is not appropriate for a transient ischemic attack (TIA). If you think you are having a TIA, do not ignore the symptoms and do not try to manage them at home. Seek emergency medical care when symptoms first appear.

  2. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - 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. Stroke Prevention: Should I Have a Carotid Artery Procedure?

  3. Carotid Endarterectomy for TIA and Stroke

    Carotid endarterectomy is surgery to remove plaque buildup in the carotid arteries.

  4. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

    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 ...

  5. Stroke: A Caregiver's Checklist for Daily Care

    Daily care is a challenge when you're a caregiver for someone recovering from a stroke. Use this checklist to make it easier.

  6. Stroke-Related Dementia

    Learn more about stroke and how it is related to dementia.

  7. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - 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 ...

  8. Antiplatelet Medicines for Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

    Drug details for Antiplatelets for stroke and TIA.

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