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Stroke

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

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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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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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