Stroke

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What is Stroke?

Stroke is a brain injury that occurs when the brain's blood supply is interrupted. Without oxygen and nutrients from blood, brain tissue starts to die within minutes, resulting in a sudden loss of function. Another term for stroke is cerebrovascular accident (CVA).

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Learn what Stroke is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Stroke Causes
Causes
What causes Stroke? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Stroke Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Stroke? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Stroke Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Stroke Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Stroke symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Stroke Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Stroke
Screening
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Stroke.
Stroke Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Stroke Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Stroke? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Stroke Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Stroke treatment options are available?
Stroke Care
Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Stroke Doctors
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