Stroke : Medical Symptom Description


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Stroke (condition): For a medical symptom description of 'Stroke', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Stroke (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.
Stroke (condition): Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots.

Stroke: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the part of the brain is suddenly interrupted (ischemic) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding the brain cells (hemorrhagic). 1

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Stroke: Stroke is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Stroke symptoms. For a medical symptom description of 'Stroke', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Stroke symptoms (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Stroke' may be possible.
Stroke symptoms (symptom): Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
Stroke symptoms (symptom): There are various causes of stroke-like symptoms including stroke, transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes) and several other serious conditions. Stroke is a form of cerebrovascular disease affecting arteries in the brain. See also symptoms of stroke and symptoms of transient ischemic attack for a full list. Any stroke-like symptoms need emergency professional medical investigation.

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1. excerpt from NINDS Stroke Information Page: NINDS

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