Dr. Amit KalariaEmergency Medicine

Fast Facts on Strokes

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A stroke occurs when there is a lack of blood supply to the brain.
There are three main types of stroke including ischemic, hemorrhagic, and transient.
Ischemic strokes occur when there is a blood clot in the blood vessels causing a lack of blood supply to the brain.
A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when the blood vessels in the brain leak were rupture causing blood to accumulate in the brain tissue.
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A transient stroke is one that is temporary and typically resolves within 24 hours. It can be a early warning sign of a future stroke.
Symptoms of a stroke can vary depending on what part of the brain that is affected. Symptoms may include trouble walking, speaking, comprehending, paralysis of a specific part of your body, vision changes such as blurred or double vision, dizziness or even generalized weakness.
Because the symptoms of a stroke vary and have many different presentations, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you think you are having a stroke.
There are certain treatments that may be available for specific types of strokes. These treatments are very time sensitive, so don't delay in getting evaluated.