Ischemic stroke

A stroke is a medical emergency. There are two types - ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke is the most common type. It is usually caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. This keeps ...1

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Symptoms of Ischemic stroke

Signs of ischemic stroke include sudden weakness on one side of your body and trouble talking, walking, seeing or thinking. About 1 in 5 strokes is caused by bleeding in the brain. A common symptom in some types of hemorrhagic stroke ...2

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Causes of Ischemic stroke

Ischemic Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack: An ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) occurs if an artery that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the brain becomes blocked. Many medical conditions can increase the risk of ischemic stroke or TIA ...3

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Causes List for Ischemic stroke

Some possible causes of Ischemic stroke or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Ischemic stroke

Blood clots can cause ischemia and infarction in two ways. A clot that forms in a part of the body other than the brain can travel through blood vessels and become wedged in a brain artery. This free-roaming clot ...5

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Treatments: Ischemic stroke

For ischemic strokes, drug therapy must begin as soon as possible to dissolve the obstructing clot, return blood flow, and reduce permanent disability. Minutes count! ...Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH)6 ...

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): ischemicstroke.html
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ may2010/ feature2
  3. Source: NHLBI (NIH): health/ health-topics/ topics/ stroke/ causes
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NINDS (NIH): disorders/ stroke/ detail_stroke.htm
  6. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): magazine/ issues/ spring13/ articles/ spring13pg2-3.html
  7. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ C0948008/ 

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