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What is stroke?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Rizwan Kalani
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Sudden onset of neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness, trouble speaking or understanding, vision loss, imbalance, incoordination, slurred speech) that has results from a blood vessel problem to the brain.
This can be from a clot that blocks off blood going to the brain or from a ruptured blood vessel in the head. The gold standard for diagnosis is actually based on CT or MRI scan of the brain.

In brief: See below

Sudden onset of neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness, trouble speaking or understanding, vision loss, imbalance, incoordination, slurred speech) that has results from a blood vessel problem to the brain.
This can be from a clot that blocks off blood going to the brain or from a ruptured blood vessel in the head. The gold standard for diagnosis is actually based on CT or MRI scan of the brain.
Dr. Rizwan Kalani
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Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Blood flow

A stroke is an alteration of blood flow to the brain resulting in a loss of tissue and possible loss of function.
It can be categorized in many ways but ultimately is a disease event related to the cerebral circulation. Blockage and rupture of arterial components are commonly described but venous pathologies can also cause stroke.

In brief: Blood flow

A stroke is an alteration of blood flow to the brain resulting in a loss of tissue and possible loss of function.
It can be categorized in many ways but ultimately is a disease event related to the cerebral circulation. Blockage and rupture of arterial components are commonly described but venous pathologies can also cause stroke.
Dr. Robert Singer
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Dr. Diane stoler
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stroke

For an in depth answer, please go to my website http://www.
drdiane.com/patients/acquired-brain-injury/stroke-aneurysm/ Please let me know if this has helped. Dr. Diane

In brief: Stroke

For an in depth answer, please go to my website http://www.
drdiane.com/patients/acquired-brain-injury/stroke-aneurysm/ Please let me know if this has helped. Dr. Diane
Dr. Diane stoler
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