Stroke FAQs:

Q: Is a stroke a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a stroke the second most frequent cause of death after coronary artery disease, accounting for 6.3 million deaths?

A: Yes, About 3.0 million deaths resulted from ischemic stroke while 3.3 million deaths resulted from hemorrhagic stroke.

Q: Is a stroke FAST , as advocated by the Department of Health and the Stroke Association, the American Stroke Association, the National Stroke Association , the Los Angeles Prehospital Stroke Screen and the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale?

A: Yes, Use of these scales is recommended by professional guidelines.

Q: Is a stroke a leading cause of disability?

A: Yes, and recently declined from the third leading to the fourth leading cause of death.

Q: Is a stroke admitted to a "stroke unit"?

A: Yes, and a ward or dedicated area in a hospital staffed by nurses and therapists with experience in stroke treatment.

Q: Is a stroke deemed important as this can expedite diagnostic tests and treatments?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stroke more likely to have an empathy problems which can make communication harder?

A: Yes.

Q: Are strokes estimated to occur at five times the rate of symptomatic strokes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stroke high blood pressure?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stroke the second leading cause of death in people under 20 with sickle-cell anemia?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a stroke the second most frequent cause of death worldwide in 2011, accounting for 6.2 million deaths?

A: Yes, Approximately 17 million people had a stroke in 2010 and 33 million people have previously had a stroke and were still alive.

Q: Is a stroke not associated with a headache?

A: Yes, and apart from subarachnoid hemorrhage and cerebral venous thrombosis and occasionally intracerebral hemorrhage.

Q: Was a stroke used as a synonym for apoplectic seizure as early as 1599?

A: Yes, and is a fairly literal translation of the Greek term.

Q: Is a stroke significantly decreased?

A: Yes, While these findings are not perfect for diagnosing stroke, the fact that they can be evaluated relatively rapidly and easily make them very valuable in the acute setting.

Q: Is a stroke high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation although the size of the effect is small with 833 people have to be treated for 1 year to prevent one stroke?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stroke diagnosed through several techniques: a neurological examination?

A: Yes, and CT scans or MRI scans, Doppler ultrasound, and arteriography.

Q: Is a stroke classified as being due to thrombosis or embolism due to atherosclerosis of a large artery, an embolism originating in the heart, complete blockage of a small blood vessel, other determined cause, undetermined cause?

A: Yes, Users of stimulants, such as cocaine and methamphetamine are at a high risk for ischemic strokes.

Q: Were strokes symptomatic and 11 million were first-ever silent MRI infarcts or hemorrhages?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stroke hypertensive hemorrhage?

A: Yes, and ruptured aneurysm, ruptured AV fistula, transformation of prior ischemic infarction, and drug induced bleeding.

Q: Is a stroke severe enough?

A: Yes, or in a certain location such as parts of the brainstem, coma or death can result.

Q: Are strokes caused by interruption of the blood supply to the brain?

A: Yes, while hemorrhagic strokes result from the rupture of a blood vessel or an abnormal vascular structure.

Q: Are strokes classified based on their underlying pathology?

A: Yes.

Q: Are strokes ischemic?

A: Yes, and the rest being hemorrhagic.

Q: Are strokes slower than that of a hemorrhagic stroke?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stroke at risk of paralysis which could result in a self disturbed body image which may also lead to other social issues?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stroke also at risk of having silent strokes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stroke typically caused by blockage of a blood vessel?

A: Yes, though there are also less common causes.

Q: Is a stroke a stroke that does not have any outward symptoms?

A: Yes, and the patients are typically unaware they have had a stroke.

Q: Is a stroke insufficient to warrant its classification as standard of care?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stroke caused by either bleeding directly into the brain or into the space between the brain's membranes?

A: Yes.