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How common are silent strokes?

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A study of middle-aged people with no apparent signs of stroke found that about 10% had brain damage from one.

The damage that happens is permanent, but therapy might help stimulate other parts of the brain so you regain abilities that may have weakened.

From: Silent Stroke: What You Need to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Ralph Sacco, MD, chairman of neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; past president, American Heart Association.

American Stroke Association: "TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack);" "Life's Simple 7;" "Ischemic Strokes (Clots);'' and ''Learn More Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms."

Sacco, R.  . May 7, 2013. Stroke

American Heart Association: "Spot a Stroke."

Stroke Connection: "Healthy People and 'Silent Strokes.' "

Das, R.  . June 26, 2008. Stroke

Prabhakaran, S.  . Sept. 26, 2007. Neurology

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 3, 2017

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SOURCES:

Ralph Sacco, MD, chairman of neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; past president, American Heart Association.

American Stroke Association: "TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack);" "Life's Simple 7;" "Ischemic Strokes (Clots);'' and ''Learn More Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms."

Sacco, R.  . May 7, 2013. Stroke

American Heart Association: "Spot a Stroke."

Stroke Connection: "Healthy People and 'Silent Strokes.' "

Das, R.  . June 26, 2008. Stroke

Prabhakaran, S.  . Sept. 26, 2007. Neurology

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 3, 2017

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