Cardiovascular disease

Stroke

(CVA)

  • Also known as
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Brain attack

About Stroke

A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. "Mini-strokes" or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), occur when the blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.

Symptoms of Stroke
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body)
  • Sudden confusion
  • Sudden trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

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Medication side effects for Stroke

These are some of the most common side effects from clinical trials for Abdominal pain.

  • Simvastatin: 7%
  • Aggrenox: 20%
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At this end, no one is expected to have Abdominal pain

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At this end, almost everyone is expected to have Abdominal pain

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