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A stroke is a sudden disabling attack or loss of consciousness caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain, especially through thrombosis.
Controllable Risk Factors:
> High Blood Pressure
> Heart Disease
> High Cholesterol
> Smoking / Tobacco use
> Atrial Fibrillation
> Overweight or Obesity
> Blood Disorders
> Excessive Alcohol
Uncontrollable Risk Factors:
> Family History
> Previous Stroke / Heart Attack
> Transient Ischemic Attack
> Artery Abnormalities
> Fibro muscular Dysplasia
> Trouble Seeing/ Blurry Vision
> Difficulty speaking / Confusion
> Weak arm / Leg
> Dizziness / Loss of Balance
> Severe Headache
> Droopy Face
> Fatigue or Mental Changes
> Breathlessness / Heart Palpitations
140,000 people die from stroke each year in the United States
How Can It Be Prevented:
>Lower blood pressure
>Diet and exercise
>Treat diabetes if pertinent
>Refrain from smoking
>Known as the Gold Standard, tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) works by dissolving the clot and improving blood flow to the part of the brain being deprived of blood flow.
>Remove blood clot by sending catheter to site of to site of blocked vessels in the brain
>Metal clip may be placed at base of aneurysm to secure it
> CT Scan - Check for bleeding in the brain
> EKG- Check for heart problems
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