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Stroke

Sunday, June 24th, 2012


Definition
A stroke is a brain injury that occurs when dropped or greatly reduces blood flow to the brain, it runs out of oxygen and nutrients and, in minutes, start dying brain cells. Therefore, stroke is a medical emergency and requires it to diagnose and treat it promptly.

Data
Stroke, often called “brain attack” is a major cause of disability and death worldwide. Each year about 800,000 Americans suffer strokes, approximately 137,000 of them die because of this, and other life changes forever. Currently, there are in the United States about 6 and a half million survivors of stroke. Many years ago, the thought that strokes could not be, but things have changed, especially by developing new techniques. (more…)

Stroke: sudden symptoms

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Stroke (CVA) occurs mostly without warning, suddenly. But we must learn to identify it because it leaves marks, but not least. In France, this is the third leading cause of death (after heart attack and cancer) and the leading cause of motor disability. Major functions such as motility, sensation, speech or vision may be affected.

Even if its frequency increases with age (over 50% of people over 75 years), the youngest are not immune (15% of strokes occur in people under 50 years). (more…)