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Prof Bhagat: There are three simple checks that can help you recognise whether someone has had a stroke or mini-stroke (transient ischaemic attack - TIA).
exercising regularly, eating more fruits, vegetables, and foods low in sodium, and avoiding smoking) can reduce a person's chance of having a stroke.
Fortunately, the prospects for preventing and treating stroke are far better today than even five years ago.
Ischemic stroke is characterized by the sudden loss of blood circulation to an area of the brain, resulting in a corresponding loss of neurologic functions.
At Arab Health 2012, the DHA and the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz first announced their cooperation in the field of stroke management and qualification.
The fundraising walk is part of Action on Stroke Month, when the Stroke Association aims to promote stroke awareness and prevention as well as raising vital funds for the charity.
Struggling to Recover highlights the difficulties faced by stroke survivors in accessing health and social care services in the community.
Claiborne Johnston and associates of 16,853 patients with acute ischemic stroke at 34 medical centers looked at whether the Brain Attack Coalition's criteria for stroke centers improved care.
People without a known history of stroke who have stroke-like symptoms "are a group that hasn't been well described before.
It also gives information on how people can join the campaign for better help and support for stroke survivors across the country.
CIMT should be considered as a valuable form of rehabilitation for stroke patients who have lost arm function," Wolf says.