Stroke Health

Stroke Signs, Symptoms, Medication, The FAST Test

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A stroke is a medical emergency. Your brain needs a continuous supply of oxygen and nutrients from blood, supplied by your arteries — without oxygen or nutrients, your brain cells will die ('infarct') and the affected area can suffer permanent damage. There are 2 main reasons for reduced blood supply: a blood clot or a bleed.

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Stroke NHLBI, NIH National Institutes Of Health

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A stroke is a medical emergency. A stroke can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death. Signs of a stroke can range from mild weakness to paralysis or numbness on one side of the face or body. Other signs include a sudden and severe headache, sudden weakness, trouble seeing, and trouble speaking or understanding speech.

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Stroke: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Types & More

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A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds, or when there’s a blockage in the blood supply to the brain. The rupture or blockage prevents blood and oxygen from reaching

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Stroke Emergency Care Institute

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Stroke Resources Emergency department stroke and transient ischaemic attack care bundle, National Institute of Clinical Studies, 2009 NICS has developed a set of evidence-based resources to improve the implementation of guideline recommendations for acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) management in the emergency department (ED).

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Stroke Prognosis: Survival Rate, Life Expectancy, And More

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A stroke occurs when oxygen-rich blood flow to the brain becomes blocked by a clot or a blood vessel bleed. Post-stroke prognosis and life expectancy depends on several factors, including the type of stroke, its severity, the person's age, and their overall health. Stroke survivors are also at risk of having another stroke in the following years.

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Stroke Network Agency For Clinical Innovation

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Stroke is an emergency. If you think you are having a stroke, call 000. Introducing the NSW Telestroke Service Overview of the role telehealth can play in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients in NSW. 3:56 minutes Play Model of care Guidance to implement care for patients with suspected stroke in NSW, regardless of their location.

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Heatstroke Healthdirect

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The signs and symptoms of heatstroke include: rapid pulse and fast, shallow breathing trouble speaking, slurred speech problems concentrating or coordinating movements aggressive or strange behaviour dizziness, confusion, seizures or loss of consciousness sudden rise in body temperature hot and dry and possibly red skin, possibly with no sweat

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Think F.A.S.T: Increasing Stroke Awareness Partyline

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It is hard to believe we have started another year with the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting every aspect of our way of life and putting unprecedented demands on the health sector. As the recent surge of the Omicron variant has seen more people being hospitalised, there is an increasing risk that other medical emergencies – stroke being one of them – will be …

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Stroke Queensland Health

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Stroke occurs when an artery supplying blood to a part of the brain suddenly becomes blocked or bleeds. This can damage part of the brain, which in turn impairs a range of functions including movement of body parts and communication. The effects depend on which part of the brain was targeted and how severely.

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Stroke: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, And

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Stroke A stroke is a reduction in blood supply to the brain due to a blockage or bleeding in the brain. Rapid treatment—within three hours of the first symptom—is crucial.

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Stroke And Its Management In Australia: An Update, Summary

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Stroke units significantly improve health outcomes of stroke patients. Between 2007 and 2011, the number of stroke units in public hospitals increased from 54 to 74 and the proportion of patients receiving stroke unit care increased from 50% to 60%. But there is still room for improvement. Thirty-nine per cent of hospitals required to admit and manage people …

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Stroke Clinical Excellence Queensland Queensland Health

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The SSCN is co-chaired by Dr Rohan Grimley, Geriatrician and Stroke physician at Nambour General Hospital, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and Dr Darshan Shah, Stroke Specialist, Gold Coast University Hospital.

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What you need to know about stroke?

Everything You Need to Know About Stroke 1 A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds,... 2 Stroke symptoms. The loss of blood flow to the brain damages tissues within the brain. 3 Symptoms of a stroke in women. Stroke is the cause of death in U.S... 4 Symptoms of a stroke in men. Stroke is the cause...

Why is a stroke considered a medical emergency?

A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is blocked. This prevents the brain from getting oxygen and nutrients from the blood. Without oxygen and nutrients, brain cells begin to die within minutes. Sudden bleeding in the brain can also cause a stroke if it damages brain cells. A stroke is a medical emergency.

What happens to the brain during a stroke?

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes. A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can reduce brain damage and other complications.

How can i reduce my risk of stroke?

You can reduce your risk of stroke by making some healthy lifestyle changes. A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Blood is carried to the brain by blood vessels called arteries. Blood contains oxygen and important nutrients for your brain cells.

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