Q: "I have an 80-year-old friend who suffered a stroke during a car accident. She was a passenger in a car that rolled over and left her upside down for about 30 minutes. Could the stress of this accident have caused her stroke? How?"
Q: Is it possible to have a stroke and not know it, like if you're sleeping or the symptoms are mild?
Q: Could past drug use put me at increased risk for a stroke? I stopped using illegal drugs more than 10 years ago.
Q: A friend of mine is taking folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements to lower her homocysteine levels and help prevent a stroke. What exactly is homocysteine? Should I be taking vitamin supplements if I’m worried about having a stroke?
Q: I’ve read that stress can increase your risk of having a stroke. Does this warning relate only to anxiety experienced during times of crisis or extend to everyday stress as well?
“Is a TIA truly a stroke, or is it caused by other problems? What is the process for finding a good specialist?"
Q: An e-mail is going around that says if you think someone may be having a stroke, you should ask him to perform three tests: to smile, to raise both arms and to speak a simple sentence. Can these tests really indicate a stroke, or is this an urban legend?
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This resource center provides information basic information on stroke, risk factors and how to help prevent stroke.
Learn more about stroke using this easy-to-understand interactive guide, including causes of stroke, types of stroke and how to reduce risk for stroke.
Acute ischemic stroke is the fourth most common cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Ischemic stroke typically manifests with acute symptoms such as weakness of the face, arm or leg, numbness, paresthesias, slurred speech, inability to form words, visual disturbance, and diminished level of consciousness, among others.
By becoming a certified comprehensive stroke center, we’re proud to say Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is among an elite group of U.S. hospitals delivering the highest standard of stroke care. – Ted Lowenkopf, M.D., medical director, Providence Stroke Center
How can I tell if someone is having a stroke?
What can I do to lower my chances?
What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)? Is this a mini-stroke?
Researchers surveyed hospitals to ask whether ongoing data completeness reports and monthly comparative quality reports were used to make changes in the acute care process. These self-reports were then confirmed by using the registry data to construct objective run-chart measures over 12 months. Results showed several programmatic characteristics that distinguished programs that used quality reports to make improvements.
Provides warning signs and overview of stroke, emergency stroke center locations and patient education resources.
Provides extensive outline on the risk factors that contribute to stroke.
The NAA's mission is to educate the public to know that the word aphasia describes an impairment of the ability to communicate, not an impairment of intellect.
Comprehensive overview of stroke, including warning signs, emergency stroke center locations and patient education resources.
However, women in a recent survey believed breast cancer is five times more prevalent than stroke and 40 percent of women said they were only somewhat or not at all concerned about experiencing a stroke in their life.
American Stroke Association’s test for personal risk of stroke.
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) was established in 1987 on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) in Americus, Georgia.
If you think strokes only strike older people, think again. Strokes, also known as brain attacks, are on the rise in people under 40.
The Goddess Fund was created with one clear and compelling goal: to eliminate the impact of stroke in women's lives, the lives of their families and society at large. Lynn B. Goddess founded The Hazel K. Goddess Fund for Stroke Research in Women, also known as The Goddess Fund, in April 2000 as a legacy to her mother Hazel K. Goddess, who died of complications from stroke.
The Internet Stroke Center is an independent web resource for information about stroke care and research.