Even without having a stroke, people can have slight or fleeting stroke symptoms. Although some can seem harmless, these signs can be linked to thinking and memory problems to come.
After a stroke, a person may have difficulty moving an arm or leg due to brain damage. The FDA recently approved a muscle vibration device to help stroke patients regain that movement.
When a stroke strikes, the results can be devastating. Survivors may suffer permanent disabilities. A few simple measures, however, may make a big difference in stroke prevention.
Blood thinners are a mixed blessing for patients. On one hand, they can prevent strokes. But on the other, they can cause serious bleeding during surgery.
Levels of stroke care can often be dependent on a patient’s age. When it comes to aggressive post-stroke therapy, however, older patients may have just as much to gain as younger ones.