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Stroke

Also called: Brain Infarction, Cerebrovascular Accident, CVA, Cva

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If you have symptoms of a stroke, it's important to seek immediate medical attention.One-sided weakness can be a sign of stroke. Here are other...
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Well, anxiety is one thing that can raise your blood pressure. So, you may be caught in kind of a strange loop here: The fact you're anxious...
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That's a good question.A stroke is what we call the death of small portions of brain tissue due to an interruption of oxygen delivery. Common...
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Yes, an MRI is one of the best tests to determine if someone has had a stroke. Oftentimes, if the doctor thinks the person may have recently had a...
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My mom had both of her carotid arteries operated on; but not at the same time!  I've never heard of an inoperable carotid artery!  Also...
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Epilepsy and Stroke are differnet cases, but can be cooincidental. White spots on the MRI can be a multitude of things, some severe and some not...
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I want to ... talk about the use of aspirin for prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and other blood clotting problems.  Aspirin is commonly...
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Disruptions of blood circulation to the brain are known as stroke -- a disorder that occurs in two basic forms, both potentially life-threatening...
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Blood clots. Stroke-triggering blood clots may be produced when blood flow is sluggish. After a heart attack, for example, clots may form on the...
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When brain cells are deprived of oxygen, they cease to perform their usual tasks. The symptoms that follow a stroke depend on the area of the brain...
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Brain cell function requires a constant delivery of oxygen and glucose from the bloodstream. A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), occurs when...
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Overall, the most common risk factors for stroke are: high blood pressure high cholesterol smoking diabetes increasing age Heart rhythm disturbances...
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If any stroke symptoms suddenly appear, emergency medical attention should be sought. The first action should be to activate the emergency medical...
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Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) There is opportunity to use alteplase (TPA) as a clot-buster drug to dissolve the blood clot that is causing the...
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In the United States, stroke is the third largest cause of death (behind heart disease and all forms of cancer). The cost of strokes is not just...
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