Treating and Preventing Strokes

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Stroke

Strokes are the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability among Americans. Though someone in the United States has a stroke every 45 seconds, great strides have been made in preventing and treating them. In this Web guide you’ll find information about strokes from the Web’s most respected consumer health Web sites and stroke foundations.

What Is a Stroke?

A stroke is also called a “brain attack” because like a heart attack, it results from a ... read more »

Stroke Symptoms and Diagnosis

A stroke hits without warning, and can cause confusion for the person experiencing it. There are a ... read more »

Treating and Preventing Strokes

Once a stroke has been diagnosed, doctors have a number of medications that can help restore blood flow to the brain. These “clot-busting” drugs often need to be given within a few hours of a stroke’s onset to have the best chance of success. That’s why every site in this guide emphasizes the importance of immediately calling 911.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Some risk factors are a matter of lifestyle: smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol are examples. Other factors, such as age and family history of stroke, are beyond a person’s control.

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Stroke News and Research

New information about discovering, treating, and preventing strokes is being published all the ... read more »

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