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As this eMedTV Web page explains, an ischemic stroke is a type of stroke in which oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood cannot reach the brain. This article discusses this type of stroke, including its causes, its symptoms, its diagnosis, and its treatment.
A mini-stroke is a sudden event in which the blood supply to the brain is interrupted for a short time. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at this topic, including information on symptoms, causes, treatment, and more.
A stroke is a sudden episode in which a blood vessel in the brain gets blocked or ruptures. This eMedTV article explains how a stroke may occur and provides an overview of the topic, including information about symptoms and treatment options.
A TIA is a stroke-like episode caused by a brief interruption in blood flow to the brain. This eMedTV article offers a look at risk factors for this event, and also discusses some of its causes and symptoms.
A transient ischemic attack is a sudden episode in which the brain's blood supply is briefly interrupted. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of these attacks, including a discussion of their causes and symptoms.
Glycine is a nonessential amino acid that may be useful for conditions such as schizophrenia and strokes. This eMedTV page provides a detailed overview of glycine, including information on its safety and effectiveness, possible side effects, and more.
Omega-3 fatty acids are important components of the human diet that provide numerous benefits. This eMedTV article describes the benefits of omega-3 supplements, explains how they work, and explores the effectiveness of these products.
Plavix is a drug used to help prevent harmful blood clots from forming. As this eMedTV resource explains, it may be given to people who have had a recent heart attack or stroke. This page discusses Plavix and its uses, dosing, side effects, and more.
A prescription drug, prasugrel helps prevent blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks after an angioplasty. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at this medication, including details on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.