Stroke

Stroke


Stroke

A stroke, or brain attack, happens when blood flow to your brain is stopped. It is an emergency situation.

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Evaluation Procedures for Stroke

Tests that may be used to help diagnose a stroke include a CT scan or MRI, and an electroencephalogram.

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Rehabilitation for Stroke

Stroke rehabilitation works best when the patient, family, and rehabilitation staff works together as a team. Family members must learn about impairments and disabilities caused by the stroke and how to help the patient achieve optimal function again.

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Types of Stroke

Strokes are classified as either ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are caused by blockage of an artery. Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by bleeding in the brain.

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Effects of Stroke

When an area of the brain is damaged, which typically occurs with a stroke, an impairment may result. An impairment is the loss of normal function of part of the body. Sometimes, an impairment may result in a disability, or inability to perform an activity in a normal way.

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