A stroke is also called a “brain attack” because like a heart attack, it results from a ... read more »
A stroke hits without warning, and can cause confusion for the person experiencing it. There are a ... read more »
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.