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The Stroke Quiz

Could you recognize the signs of stroke? Test your smarts, and get tips for prevention, with this quiz.

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The Stroke Quiz
The Stroke Quiz
Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is a sign of a stroke?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are symptoms of a stroke. Other signs include trouble seeing clearly in one eye or both; dizziness or loss of balance; and sudden, severe headache.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: Stroke is caused when oxygen-rich blood cannot get to brain cells, often because of a blood clot blocking the artery.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Strokes are often called brain attacks because they're similar to heart attacks, where a blocked artery prevents blood from reaching the heart.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which of the following things can you do to help prevent strokes?

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The correct answer is: Smoking cessation, weight loss, and limiting alcohol intake are all ways to prevent a stroke. You should also limit your intake of salt, exercise on a regular basis and have your blood pressure checked regularly.

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Where do strokes rank as the leading cause of death in the U.S.?

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The correct answer is: Strokes are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Heart disease is the leading cause of death, followed by cancer.

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True or false: More men than women suffer from strokes.

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The correct answer is: This is true, but more women than men die from the condition.

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What's the difference between a hemorrhagic stroke and an ischemic stroke?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are true. Ischemic strokes are the most common kind of stroke and are typically caused by a blocked artery or blood clot, which prevents blood from reaching the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes result from bleeding inside the brain, which may occur if a blood vessel or aneurysm (a swelling in an artery) ruptures.

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What's another term for a transient ischemic attack?

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The correct answer is: A transient ischemic attack, or TIA, is a ministroke.

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What's the difference between a stroke and a ministroke?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. A ministroke is when a person has the signs of a stroke, which then completely go away. Most ministrokes get better within a few minutes, although they can last several hours.

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What is an embolus?

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The correct answer is: Embolic strokes are caused by a wandering clot, also called an embolus. The embolus is formed elsewhere, usually in the heart or neck arteries.

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What is systemic hypoperfusion?

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The correct answer is: Systemic hypoperfusion, or low blood flow, occurs when the heart fails to pump enough blood to the brain. This can occur during a heart attack.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which of the following illnesses can put you at a higher risk for strokes?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes weaken blood vessels and lead to fat buildup in arteries, which can decrease blood flow.

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What is the fatality rate for ischemic strokes?

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The correct answer is: About 20 percent of individuals who suffer a stroke die within a couple of days, and about 40 percent will experience serious disabilities that require specialized care.

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True or False: If you experience one stroke, you have a 25 percent chance of having another one within five years.

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The correct answer is: About one-fourth of people who have a stroke will experience another one within the next five years.

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After high blood pressure, what factors increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Smoking, illegal drug use and use of some oral contraceptives all increase the risk of a hemorrhagic stroke.

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What other condition is transient ischemic strokes mistaken for?

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The correct answer is: Because both can be associated with a headache, the symptoms of migraine headaches may be mistaken for a TIA.

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What is a silent stroke?

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The correct answer is: A silent stroke may show up on an MRI or CT scan but may not have outward symptoms.

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What does cerebrovascular refer to?

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The correct answer is: Cerebrovascular is a term referring to the blood vessels within or leading to the brain.

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True or false: Your body already has anticlotting proteins in it; anticoagulants just make them work better.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Blood thinners like heparin work by improving the function of an anticlotting protein that your body makes naturally, which helps blood flow more smoothly.

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What daily dosage of aspirin is recommended for preventing strokes?

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The correct answer is: The Food and Drug Administration and current clinical practice guidelines recommend a dose of 81 mg to 325 mg daily for stroke prevention.

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What affects recovery from a stroke?

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The correct answer is: Size and location, age of patient and other medical conditions can affect the recovery from a stroke. Recovery can begin quickly once a patient has stabilized.

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Treat your heart right by eating healthy, staying active and managing your stress. Although some heart conditions are heredity, you can reduce your risk by keeping your cholesterol and blood pressure at healthy levels, avoiding to...bacco products and losing some pounds if you are obese or overweight. A diet high in fiber, veggies and fruits is essential for a healthy heart. Vitamins and supplements, such as fish oil, may help reduce your cholesterol, which if too high can cause blockage in your arteries and lead to a heart attack. If you arteries are blocked, you may need a stent or cardiac angioplasty device to open your blood vessels, which can help prevent a heart attack. Because heart disease is the number one killer of adults in the U.S., taking care of your heart is essential for a long life. If you have a family history of heart disease, it is especially important for you to manage your hearts health. More