Most who have a stroke have more than one predisposing factor. The good news is that most of the causes of stroke are preventable or manageable.
Identifying a stroke early is the key to the most effective treatment. Learn about emergency and systemic treatment and rehabilitation for strokes.
A “massive stroke” is a stroke that results in long-term debilitation such as paralysis, coma, or death. Learn about treatment and recovery options.
Personality changes after a stroke, such as depression or aggression, are possible. Here's what causes the changes and how to cope with them.
Cryptogenic strokes are strokes for which no specific cause can be identified. Here's what is known about cryptogenic stroke.
Having a stroke can be a life-changing experience. Learn about common, long-term stroke complications you may face and strategies to help you cope.
The "Stroke Belt" refers to an area of the United States where the risk of stroke is higher. Find out why, and how you can decrease your stroke risk.
Silent stroke and mini-stroke are two minor vascular events that can signal that a large stroke is coming. Learn more.
Stroke diagnosis may require CT scans, MRIs, and echocardiograms. However, these are just a few tests that healthcare providers perform to diagnose strokes.
Embolic stroke is a type of ischemic stroke that occurs when a blood clot or a cholesterol plaque travels into the brain and blocks an artery.