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Stroke

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

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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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A stroke, or brain attack, occurs when blood circulation to the brain fails. Brain cells can die from decreased blood flow and the resulting lack of...
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As a world leader in research on neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease, the NINDS supports a wide range of basic laboratory studies...
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Aspirin is widely used either alone or in combination with other antiplatelet agents to prevent blood clots from forming in arteries. Aspirin is used...
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Even though aspirin is available without a doctor's prescription and has been used safely for many years by patients for fever and pain, patients...
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An ideal dose of aspirin is one that maximizes its benefits but minimizes side effects. However, the ideal dose of aspirin for primary or secondary...
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Time is critical when diagnosing a stroke. A quick diagnosis-the sooner, the better-may enable your doctor to use medicines that can lead to a better...
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When surgery is being considered after a stroke, your age, prior overall health, and current condition are major factors in the decision. Surgery is...
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