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Last Updated on June 3, 2023 by CPR Training
A stroke is a brain attack and a medical emergency. It can happen when a blood clot blocks or ruptures a blood vessel in the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. The immediate result is a lack of blood flow to the brain, and brain cells begin to die within minutes without oxygen and nutrients. A stroke can be either “ischemic” or “hemorrhagic,” depending on its cause:
How to Respond to Someone Experiencing a Stroke
If you see someone experiencing a stroke, call 911 immediately. If you are with the person experiencing the stroke, try to calm them down and keep them safe until help arrives. Be prepared to perform CPR if needed.
Diagnosing a stroke is a process that involves several steps. First, your doctor will ask questions about your symptoms and medical history. Second, they may also perform a physical exam to check for signs of a stroke.
Third, different tests will be used to determine if you have had a stroke. These include:
Treatment options include:
Prevention is the best way to avoid a stroke. Here are some lifestyle changes you can make:
After you’ve had a stroke, getting the right kind of care is important. Participating in physical therapy and making lifestyle changes can significantly impact the road to recovery. Below are some helpful changes that can be made in your everyday life.
Stroke complications can range in severity from mild to severe. Some of the most common complications include:
Stroke in children is rare, but it can happen. A child’s most common stroke symptom is weakness or paralysis on one side of the body. Other symptoms include:
If you think your child may have had a stroke, call 911 right away. Stroke treatment options for kids are similar to those available for adults–including medications, surgery and rehabilitation therapy. Still, they’re tailored to meet their unique needs as growing bodies change.
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