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Stroke Prevention

Stroke is one of the leading causes of brain injury.  Unfortunately many stroke victims are not properly diagnosed and do not receive necessary treatment in a timely manner.

The Lancet has published a new study that shows that a simple grading system can predict the risk of stroke during the first 7 days after a TIA (transient ischemic attack) The score system is based on age, blood pressure, clinical features and duration of symptoms.    Predicting_stroke_1  INDIVIDUALS WITH EARLY SIGNS OF A STROKE SHOULD SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.  According to the American Stroke Association, signs of a TIA can include all or some of the following: Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body; Sudden confusion; Trouble speaking or understanding; Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; Sudden trouble walking; Dizziness; Loss of balance or coordination; and Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

More information on strokes can be found at the American Stroke Association web site .

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