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Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Stroke is preventable. Make healthy changes to reduce your risk of stroke.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Transient Ischemic Attack Information Page

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is briefly interrupted. This document offers information on TIA prognosis, treatment and related research.

Review Date: December 28, 2011

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS

7 Signs and Symptoms Not to Ignore

You already know that obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and severe abdominal pain, require immediate medical attention. But the not-so-obvious symptoms may leave you wondering whether you need to seek care. Here's a list of symptoms that merit at least a call to your doctor.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

African Americans and Stroke: American Stroke Association

African Americans have almost twice the risk of first-ever stroke compared with Caucasians. But there is hope. By following these three simple steps, you can help protect yourself against stroke.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Stroke Association

Aspirin in Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention

Learn about the use of aspirin therapy for patients who've had or are at high risk for a heart attack, unstable angina, ischemic stroke (caused by blood clot) or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs or "little strokes").

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Heart Association

Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs

Heart attack,stroke, and cardiac arrest are life-and-death emergencies -- every second counts. If you see or have any of the listed symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Heart Association

HOPE: The Stroke Recovery Guide

This guide offers information to help you on your road to recovery from stroke, including post-stroke issues, prevention, exercises, and recommendations. The guide is available online, Print copies may be ordered by calling 1-800-STROKES.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Stroke Association

Know Stroke. Know the Signs. Act in Time.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. The good news is that treatments are available that can greatly reduce the damage caused by a stroke. Getting treatment within 60 minutes can prevent disability.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS

Stroke Risk Factors You Can Control

Learn about the risk factors you can control in order to prevent a stroke: High blood pressure, cigarette smoking, obesity, alcohol, birth control pills and patches, and more.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Office on Women's Health

Transient Ischemic Attack

About one in three people who have a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), which is sometimes called a ministroke, eventually have a stroke, with about half occurring during the year after the TIA. You can control or treat a number of risk factors associated with TIAs.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

While transient ischemic attack (TIA) is often labeled “mini-stroke,” it is more accurately characterized as a “warning stroke,” a warning you should take very seriously.

Review Date: October 31, 2011

American Heart Association

Your Disease Risk: Stroke

To estimate your risk of stroke and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

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