Stroke

What is a stroke?

A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to part of the brain. Your brain cells cannot get the oxygen and nutrients they need from blood, and they start to die within a few minutes. This can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death.

If you think that you or someone else is having a stroke, call 911 right away. Immediate treatment may save someone's life and increase the chances for successful rehabilitation and recovery.

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  1. Stroke (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is a stroke? A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to part of the brain. Your brain cells cannot get the oxygen ... that you or someone else is having a stroke, call 911 right away. Immediate treatment may save ...
  2. Ischemic Stroke (National Library of Medicine)  
    A stroke is a medical emergency. There are two types - ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke is the most common type. It is usually ... are at risk for having a more serious stroke. Symptoms of stroke are Sudden numbness or weakness ...
  3. Transient Ischemic Attack (National Library of Medicine)  
    A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a stroke that lasts only a few minutes. It happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is briefly blocked. Symptoms of a ...
  4. Hemorrhagic Stroke (National Library of Medicine)  
    A stroke is a medical emergency. There are two types - ischemic and hemorrhagic. Hemorrhagic stroke is the less common type. It happens when ... an artery wall that breaks open. Symptoms of stroke are Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, ...
  5. Stroke Rehabilitation (National Library of Medicine)  
    A stroke can cause lasting brain damage. People who survive a stroke need to relearn skills they lost because of ... them relearn those skills. The effects of a stroke depend on which area of the brain was ...
  6. Heat Illness (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... raise your risk. Heat-related illnesses include Heat stroke - a life-threatening illness in which body temperature ... is not treated, it can turn into heat stroke. Heat cramps - muscle pains or spasms that happen ...
  7. You were in the hospital after having a stroke . Stroke happens when blood flow to part of the ... started treatment to help you recover from the stroke and prevent a future stroke. You may have ...
  8. Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is a condition that affects many of the body's systems, particularly the brain and ...
  9. A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke is sometimes called a "brain attack." If blood ... There are two major types of stroke: Ischemic stroke Hemorrhagic ... vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked by a blood ...
  10. A stroke happens when blood flow to any part of the brain stops. Each person has a different recovery ... in the first weeks or months after a stroke. Some people will keep improving months or years ...
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