A 48-year-old member asked:
What causes strokes?
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Neurology 20 years experience
3.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Neurology 53 years experience
See below: Any type of disorder which can narrow blood vessel caliber or cause rupture of the vessel: aneurysms, traumatic arterial dissection, hypertension, smoking, high triglycerides, hyper-homocysteinemia, diabetes, arteritis, vasculitis, temporal arteritis, head injury, carotid stenosis, embolism from heart or other distal sources, coagulopathies, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, sickle cell anemia,
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Last updated May 19, 2016
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