Stroke

  1. Effects of Stroke

    When an area of the brain is damaged, which typically occurs with a stroke, an impairment may result. An impairment is the loss of normal function of part of the body. Sometimes, an impairment may result in a disability, or inability to perform an activity in a normal way.

  2. Evaluation Procedures for Stroke

    Tests that may be used to help diagnose a stroke include a CT scan or MRI, and an electroencephalogram.

  3. Ministrokes Deserve Maximum Attention

    A ministroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), is a brief episode of stroke symptoms caused by temporary interruption of blood flow to the brain. Most people suffer TIAs without realizing it.

  4. Overview of Stroke

    Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. The disruption is caused when either a blood clot or piece of plaque blocks one of the vital blood vessels in the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.

  5. Rehabilitation for Stroke

    Detailed information on stroke, also called brain attack, including stroke rehabilitation

  6. Risk Factors for Stroke

    The most important controllable risk factor for stroke is controlling high blood pressure. Blood pressure of 140/90 or higher can damage the arteries that supply blood to the brain.

  7. Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

    Detailed information on stroke, also called brain attack, including signs and symptoms of stroke emergency

  8. Stroke Recovery Begins With Rehabilitation

    A stroke can cause problems with speech, vision, memory, balance or coordination. It can leave part of the body weakened or paralyzed, among other physical problems.

  9. Treatment for Stroke

    Detailed information on stroke, also called brain attack, including stroke treatment

  10. Types of Stroke

    Detailed information on stroke, also called brain attack, including types of stroke

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