- Q What is a silent stroke?
Dr. Michael Breus, PsychologySilent strokes have the following characteristics: Silent strokes have no visible or outwardly identifiable symptoms. In most cases, people who suffer a silent stroke don't even know they've had a stroke. Silent strokes are referred to as... Full Answer
- Q Is a stroke fatal?
A stroke is a serious condition that can be fatal. Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and about 50 percent of people that suffer a hemorrhagic stroke die in a matter of days. Early treatment is important to not only save a... Full Answer
- Q If I'm at risk for a stroke, how should I prepare?
Dr. Natalia Rost, NeurologyIf you are at risk of having a stroke, prepare for an emergency by displaying important phone numbers prominently next to the telephone, such as the numbers of your doctor and a relative or close friend who should be contacted. It's also a good idea to... Full Answer
- Q What types of stroke are there?
There are two types of stroke, hemorrhagic strokes and ischemic strokes. Hemorrhagic strokes result from bleeding inside the brain, which may occur if a blood vessel or aneurysm (a swelling in an artery) ruptures. Ischemic strokes, which are the most... Full Answer