Your doctor may have mentioned stroke risk before, especially if you have other health conditions. In medical terms, a stroke is a cerebrovascular accident that involves a transient block of perfusion to the brain, resulting in hypoxia (low levels of oxygen) and nutritional deficiency, damaging brain cells. Stroke might also occur because of sudden bleeding...
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What’s the Link between Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke?
Carotid artery disease (CAD) and stroke are both vascular diseases, and there is an association between them. Looking at the numbers: Carotid artery disease (CAD) and stroke are major vascular disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. Additionally, cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. According to the world...
Can I Lower My Risk for a Second Stroke?
Patients who suffer a stroke are often vulnerable for a second stroke. After conducting tests to analyze why the first stroke happened, your doctor will go over risk factors about a second stroke as well.