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are two types of stroke.
An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain. A blood clot can develop in a narrowed artery that supplies the brain or can travel from the heart (or elsewhere in the body) to an artery that supplies the brain.
A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding inside the brain (called intracerebral
hemorrhage) or bleeding in the space around the brain (called subarachnoid
hemorrhage). Bleeding inside the brain may be a result of long-standing
high blood pressure. Bleeding in the space around the brain may
be caused by a ruptured aneurysm or uncontrolled high blood pressure.
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After a stroke, home treatment will be an important part of your rehabilitation.
We offer tips for a successful recovery, tips for dealing with the effects of a stroke and tips for family members and caregivers. Although stroke rehabilitation is increasingly successful at prolonging life,
a stroke can still be a disabling or fatal condition.
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For some people, stroke prevention may not begin until after stroke occurrence
- but if symptoms occur, prompt medical attention may help prevent a stroke.
Seek emergency medical help immediately if you have symptoms of a transient
ischemic attack (TIA), which are similar to those of a stroke and include problems
behavior, and thought processes. A TIA may cause loss of consciousness, seizure,
dizziness (vertigo), and weakness or numbness on one side of the body. Symptoms
of a TIA, however, are temporary and usually disappear after 10 to 20 minutes,
although they may last up to 24 hours.
Many strokes can be prevented by controlling risk factors and treating other medical conditions that can lead to a stroke.
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