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Stroke

NHS: Introduction to stroke

 

A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen. 

The after effects of a stroke present in many different ways, varying from problems with speech, memory and understanding, to character change, through to paralysis of parts of the body. It is important that you are regularly reviewed to keep you as active and on the ball as possible.

Charity: Stroke Association

 

Patient.co.uk has produced this decision aid from evidence-based information on options, outcomes and uncertainties regarding PSA testing. It should help you and your doctor (or nurse) to understand what your options are and to make the right choice for you.

Health & Care Vidoes - useful resources

 

A selection of helpful resources to help stroke sufferers.

Patient: What is a stroke?

 

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