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Strokes and what results from them.
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Strokes Fewer people die from strokes now than in 1950, but 5.5 million people live with the results of stroke. People are better aware of risk factors and signs of stroke than they were before. Better medical treatment for stroke
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Types of Strokes Two main types: Clots and Bleeds Clots: Thrombosis – clot forms right in the brain Embolism – clot forms somewhere else, breaks off and travels to the brain. Bleeds: Hemorrhage: “bubble” on a blood vessel bursts, and there is bleeding in the brain. Aneurysm
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Thrombosis: Clot forms here
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Embolism
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Sites where an aneurysm can burst, resulting in a bleed, or hemorrhage.
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Risk Factors Can do something about some: Blood pressure Cholesterol Cardiovascular health Can do nothing about some: Age Race Family history
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Weakness on one side of the body/face Confusion Trouble talking and/or understanding Difficulty thinking of words/putting them together. Double vision
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