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Stroke

A stroke is a reduction in blood supply to the brain due to a blockage (80% of strokes), which is usually a blood clot, or bleeding in the brain (20% of strokes). Rapid treatment—within three hours of the first symptom—is crucial. If blood supply is quickly restored, it may prevent permanent brain damage. Stroke symptoms come on suddenly and include trouble speaking; confusion; weakness, numbness, or paralysis on one side of the face or body; vision problems; severe headache; or trouble with walking or balance. Call 911 if you or someone else has these symptoms.

Stroke News

  • Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treating half of people with uncontrolled high blood pressure could prevent 10 million heart attacks and strokes worldwide over 10 years, according to experts. Most people with uncontrolled high blood pressure (or “hypertension”) are in low- and middle-income countries and have poor access to diagnosis, care and treatment, said [...]

  • Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Twenty percent of people with heart disease don’t respond to cholesterol-lowering statins and may have dangerously clogged arteries, researchers have found. A new study found these people experienced little or no reduction in the “bad” cholesterol that contributes to artery-blocking plaque, making heart attack or stroke [...]

  • More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States

    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your odds of suffering from high blood pressure may rise depending on the state you live in, a new study suggests. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that people living in low-income states are more likely to have the ailment, compared to those living [...]

  • The Heart Attack Warning Signs Younger Women Often Ignore

    Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals.

  • Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. These so-called “long sleepers” were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eight hours of sleep a night, [...]

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