Stroke Articles A-Z
Stroke Tests - Symptoms of a Stroke
This page contains links to eMedTV Stroke Articles containing information on subjects from Stroke Tests to Symptoms of a Stroke. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Articles
- Stroke Tests
This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at tests for stroke, which may include blood tests, CT scans, MRIs, and other techniques. This article covers the specific purposes of these tests, and explains how and when they are performed.
- Stroke Treatment
For people who have had a stroke, treatment may involve medications (such as clot-busting drugs) or surgery. This eMedTV article discusses these treatment options in detail and also discuses stroke rehab and lifestyle changes.
- Strokes in Children
Strokes in children do occur; it's estimated that 3 out of every 100,000 children will have a stroke. This eMedTV resource describes symptoms of a stroke in children and discusses risk factors that may increase a child's chances of having a stroke.
- Strokes in Women
Strokes in women account for about half of all strokes in the U.S. This portion of the eMedTV library discusses risk factors for strokes that are unique to women and explains how symptoms of a stroke in women may differ from those seen in men.
- Symptoms of a Mini-Stroke
Vision problems, dizziness, and confusion are common symptoms of a mini-stroke, which can occur suddenly. This eMedTV article discusses mini-stroke symptoms in detail, which may last for up to 24 hours, but frequently go away in less than 30 minutes.
- Symptoms of a Stroke
Developing a sudden headache, confusion, and difficulty speaking may indicate you are having a stroke. This eMedTV segment discusses possible symptoms of a stroke and explains what to do if you or someone else exhibits such symptoms.