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What neurological or circulatory problems could I have after a stroke?

The parts of the body affected by a stroke depends on where it occurs in the brain, says Muhammad Taqi, MD, from Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. Learn more by watching this brief video.

After a stroke, you could experience neurological and circulatory complications. Common complications related to these systems include brain swelling, headaches, dizziness, seizures and blood clots in the legs. Additionally, you could be at risk for another stroke.

In the days and weeks following a stroke, you will be monitored closely by your stroke care team, including your doctor. Your vital signs, such as your pulse rate and blood pressure, may be unusually high or low. Your stroke care team will be carefully monitoring these vital signs. You will undergo some combination of additional tests and evaluation and medical procedures and will be prescribed medication - all in the effort to treat existing stroke complications and prevent a recurrent stroke.

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