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Stroke Treatment : Treatment Search
Learn about treatments, tests, and procedures for stroke.
A cerebrovascular accident is the medical term for a stroke. A stroke is when blood flow to a part of your brain is stopped either by a blockage or a rupture of a blood vessel. There are important signs of a stroke that you should be aware of and watch...
What is a Stroke? A stroke—also called a cerebrovascular accident or “brain attack”—is a medical emergency where part of the brain is deprived of oxygen. This occurs when an artery that supplies oxygenated blood to the brain becomes damaged in one of...
What Is a Stroke? A stroke is a serious condition that occurs when blood flow to part of your brain is cut off by blood clots or broken blood vessels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strokes affect about 795,000 people...
A Stroke of Luck
John at just 55 years old had suffered a massive, debilitating stroke. When he arrived at the Emergency Room a team of doctors and nurses had to quickly calculate if John was a candidate for a specialized drug therapy which could reverse his symptoms....
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: 2012 Update Paints a Mixed Picture
We are making huge strides in our battle against heart disease and stroke. The bad news? Improvements in survival and quality of life have come about despite the fact that the lifestyles of many Americans are becoming less and less healthy. This means...
What to Do When Someone You Know Has a Stroke
Strokes are like heart attacks to the brain. Most are caused by a sudden blockage of a blood vessel that feeds the brain. This may be due to a blood clot, a cholesterol plaque, or even spasm of the artery. Less commonly, strokes can be caused by bleeding...
Stroke Rate Surging in Young Adults and Kids
...brain after a strokeStroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and while most stroke victims will survive, many will be left with devastating and life-changing disabilities. A stroke occurs when a portion of the brain is cut off...
Finding Support for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers
You or a loved one has survived a stroke. Now what? Of the more than 700,000 people in the United States who suffer a stroke each year, about two-thirds will require rehabilitation, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke...
Stroke - Do You Know The Warning Signs?
The commercials on TV lately that say - "we care - know the signs of a stroke" - have really annoyed me, so I had to go find out what the signs of a stroke are, and teach them to my children, using the acronym "FAST." Face (numbness); Arm (weakness);...