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Doctor insights on: Aschemic Stroke

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What is stroke?

What is stroke?

Damage to brain: A stroke is generally term referred to impairment or loss of function of part of the brain. This happens when blood supply to that part of the brain is interrupted due to a blockage resulting from plaque build up and/ or blood clot. Also rupture of blood vessel causing bleeding in the brain can result in stroke. ...Read more

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What is stroke?

What is stroke?

Blood flow problem: Stroke is a problem with blood getting to brain tissue. It can be from blood vessels being clogged ("ischemic"), or from blood leaking out because of high blood pressure, blood disorders, trauma, etc. Either way, the tissue does not get enough oxygen and it gets injured. Eventually it will die if blood flow is not restored fast enough. ...Read more

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What is dry stroke?

What is dry stroke?

No bleeding: A dry or "ischemic" stroke is similar to a heart attack. A clot lodges in an artery to the brain which cuts of the blood supply causing damage to the brain. This is a stroke or a "brain attack". A "wet" stroke is a hemorrhage in the brain usually caused by either a malformation called and avm or an aneurysm or can also be called by uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more

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What causes strokes?

What causes strokes?

Cause of strokes: Strokes are caused by insufficient blood and oxygen flow to the brain. The common types of stroke are ischemic stroke (when blood flow is impeded) and hemorrhagic stroke (when a broken blood vessel leaks blood into the brain). Most strokes are related to high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes mellitus, high blood cholesterol and atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What is a MCA stroke?

What is a MCA stroke?

Stroke: Mca stands for the middle cerebral artery which is one of the major arteries that provides vascular supply to the brain. If this artery should become block then it can cause a stroke in the brain. A stroke is loss of function n the form of speech, motor control of the body among other functions. ...Read more

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What is a dry stroke?

Ischemic: A dry stroke is due to a cut off or reduction in circulation to a portion of the brain, usually due to closure of a blood vessel from a blood clot. This is different from a "wet stroke" in which a blood vessel break or is disrupted, causing bleeding or hemorrhage into the brain. ...Read more

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Conmon age for stroke?

Any age : A stroke can occur at any age when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Although more common with advancing age, diabetes, drug abuse, and penetrating neck injuries are examples of reasons for stroke in a younger age group. ...Read more

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What does stroke mean?

Brain attack: 2 kinds of stroke: ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic (either thrombotic or embolic) is like a clogged drain in your house. Hemorrhagic is like a burst pipe. In either case, you don't get water flowing where you need it. Same w/stroke - you lose blood flow to vital areas in your brain (are there non-vital areas?). Without blood flow, brain dies. So if you think you're having a stroke, call 911. ...Read more

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What are "mini strokes"?

Mini stroke = TIA: A mini stroke, or TIA, is a stroke - a stroke with symptoms lasting less than 24 hours. This could be weakness of an arm or leg, numbness of the face, arm and leg, double vision, etc. A mini stroke or TIA cannot be determined by testing, it is a clinical diagnosis. The cause of a TIA is the same as for a regular stroke. Blood pressure and smoking are important risk factors. ...Read more

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