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A stroke is a sudden episode that may affect consciousness, sensation, and movement. Known medically as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), a stroke may occur when there is a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain.
Usually, symptoms of a stroke strike suddenly and can include dizziness, confusion, severe headache, trouble speaking or understanding speech, and numbness or weakness in the limbs or face. Treatment options may include thrombolytic drugs, other medications, surgery, and rehabilitation.
(Click Stroke for an overview of this condition, including information about possible risk factors and symptoms, as well as information about how strokes are diagnosed and treated. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)