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    Medical Reference Related to Stroke

    1. Stroke - Cause

      Blood clots that temporarily block blood flow to the brain are the most common cause of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

    2. 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.

    3. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

      When a stroke occurs on the right side of the brain,a person's ability to judge distance,size,position,rate of movement,form,and the way parts relate to the whole is affected (spatial-perceptual problems). People with these problems may have more trouble learning to care for themselves. Signs of perception problems are often noticed by the caregiver of a person who has had a stroke. ...

    4. Carotid Endarterectomy for TIA and Stroke

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

    5. 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?

    6. 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 ...

    7. Stroke-Related Dementia

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

    8. 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 ...

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

      Drug details for Antiplatelets for stroke and TIA.

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