Stroke



Stroke

What is a stroke?

A stroke occurs when vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain is interrupted. When blood flow to the heart is blocked, it's called a heart attack; similarly, a stroke is sometimes called a "brain attack." A stroke can injure the brain just as a heart attack can injure the...
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Stroke - Signs

What are the most common signs of stroke?

Not everyone gets all of the following warning signs of stroke and sometimes these signs can go away but then return. The best stroke treatment is only effective if given within 3 hours of when the attack begins. If you have any of these symptoms, call...
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Stroke - For More Info

For More Information

HeartHealthyWomen has everything you need to know about stroke in women, including:How to know if you're at riskHow to survive a strokeHow stroke is diagnosed and information on the latest diagnostic testsThe treatment options for stroke and how well they work in womenHow to...
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Stroke - Rehabilitation

What about stroke rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is a very important part of recovery for many stroke survivors. The effects of stroke may mean that you must relearn or redefine how you live. Stroke rehabilitation is designed to help you return to independent living by helping you relearn the...
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