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arrow What is a Stroke?
27-06-2007
A stroke is the damage to a part of the brain when its blood supply is suddenly cut off.
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arrow How do you get a Stroke?
27-06-2007
By blockage of an artery (blood vessel) to part of the brain. This is usually due to a blood clot forming inside an artery on the surface of a fatty deposit that has built up over time. It can also be due to a wandering clot moving to block an artery supplying part of the brain.
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arrow How serious is a Stroke?
27-06-2007
A stroke is always serious and can be life-threatening. The symptoms that occur following a stroke depend on the area of the brain...
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arrow How long does a Stroke last?
27-06-2007
This is a difficult question because although the initial event may last a few hours or even minutes, the immediate consequences are seen over the next few days.
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arrow How is a Stroke treated?
27-06-2007
Soon after a stroke has occurred, a patient will most likely be admitted to hospital to receive close observation, supportive care and to be made comfortable. Doctors will carry out studies to find out more about the stroke.
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