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Stroke

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

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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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Risk factor reduction High blood pressure: The possibility of suffering a stroke can be markedly decreased by controlling the risk factors. The most...
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A stroke can become worse despite an early arrival at the hospital and appropriate medical treatment. Progression of symptoms may be due to brain...
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New medications are also being tested that help slow the degeneration of the nerve cells that are deprived of oxygen during a stroke. These drugs are...
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Blockage of an artery The blockage of an artery in the brain by a clot (thrombosis) is the most common cause of a stroke. The part of the brain that...
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Its very unlikely that your headaches are due to a stroke, because a stroke or ruptured aneurysm causes a headache only 1 time (when you have it)...
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If you're like most middle-aged guys, you probably don't spend much time worrying about stroke symptoms. After all, strokes are a risk we associate...
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There are actually two different kinds of strokes. Ischemic strokes. These are the most common type of stroke. They happen when a blood clot blocks...
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Hemorrhagic strokes are best prevented by controlling high blood pressure. The less pressure there is on the walls of your blood vessels, the less...
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Specific stroke treatment depends on the type of stroke. If caught in time, ischemic strokes can be treated with drugs called clot busters...
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For such a common killer of men, we tend to be woefully ill-informed about strokes. A third of all men can't name a single stroke symptom. So learn...
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A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply in the brain, resulting in damaged brain tissue. An interruption can be caused by clots that block...
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Warning signs are clues your body sends that your brain is not receiving enough oxygen. If you observe one or more of these signs of a stroke or...
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Some of the most important treatable risk factors for stroke are: High blood pressure. Also called hypertension, this is by far the most potent risk...
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