Introduction: Stroke


Stroke: Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots.

Stroke: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the part of the brain is suddenly interrupted (ischemic) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding the brain cells (hemorrhagic). 1

Researching symptoms of Stroke: Further information about the symptoms of Stroke is available including a list of symptoms of Stroke, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Stroke, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Stroke: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Stroke, failure to diagnose Stroke, underlying causes of Stroke (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Stroke: Various information is available about treatments available for Stroke, prevention of Stroke, current research about Stroke treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Stroke: Research more detailed information about the causes of Stroke, other possibly hidden causes of Stroke, or other general information about Stroke.

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         Contents for Stroke:

1. excerpt from NINDS Stroke Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 18, 2003

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