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A rapidly developing loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain.

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  • Aug 24, 2011
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My mom suffered a massive stroke on Monday afternoon. It is too soon to know the extent of the damage or what her prognosis is. She is 92. Please keep her in your prayers. My parents have been married for 63 years.......
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August 24, 2011
Life can be painful as well as wonderful. Hang in there. I'm glad you shared this with us.
August 24, 2011
Wow, I'm really sorry to hear that Paul. I hope she turns out to be all right. My grandfather had a couple of minor strokes and that was so hard to handle emotionally, so I can't imagine what you and your family are going through. Best wishes.
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A stroke, previously known medically as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is the rapidly developing loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood flow) caused by blockage (thrombosis, arterial embolism), or a hemorrhage (leakage of blood).[1] As a result, the affected area of the brain is unable to function, which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, inability to understand or formulate speech, or an inability to see one side of the visual field.[2]

A stroke is a medical emergency and can cause permanent neurological damage, complications, and death. It is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States and Europe and the second leading cause of death worldwide.[3] Risk factors for stroke include old age, hypertension (high blood pressure), previous stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), diabetes, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking and atrial fibrillation.[2] High blood pressure is the most important modifiable risk factor of stroke.[2]

A silent stroke is a stroke that does not have any outward symptoms, and the patient is typically unaware they have suffered a stroke. Despite not causing identifiable symptoms, a silent stroke still causes damage to the brain, and places the patient at increased risk for both transient ischemic attack and major stroke in the future. Conversely, those who have suffered a major stroke are at risk of having ...

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