Diagnosing A Stroke

Dr. Dean Johnston, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Neurologist, discusses stroke diagnosis.

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Dr. Dean Johnston, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Neurologist, discusses stroke diagnosis.
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Featuring Dr. Dean Johnston, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Neurologist

Presenter: Dr. Dean Johnston, Neurologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Neurologist

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Quiz: Do You Understand the Neurology of a Stroke?

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Hemorrhagic strokes are more common than ischemic strokes.

Explanation:

An ischemic stroke is more common and is caused by a blocked artery. Ischemic strokes are further divided into thrombotic strokes, which are caused by a blood clot that develops in the brain.

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Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by a blood clot or plaque debris.

Explanation:

Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by a blood clot or plaque debris that develops in another part of the body and travels to the brain via the bloodstream. Hemorrhagic strokes are further divided into intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage.

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Numbness of the arm is not a symptom of stroke.

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Stroke symptoms include difficulty walking, trouble speaking and understanding speech, slurring your words, vision problems, numbness or paralysis of the arm, face or leg and headache.

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A mini-stroke is a temporary disruption of blood flow to the brain.

Explanation:

If you experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a mini-stroke, you experience a temporary disruption of blood flow to the brain.

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Recovery from a stroke takes 10-20 days.

Explanation:

The recovery from a stroke is often a prolonged process, over many weeks or months.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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