Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Mortality rates are declining, however. Over 75% of patients survive a first stroke during the first year, and over half survive beyond 5 years.
People who suffer ischemic strokes have a much better chance for survival than those who experience hemorrhagic strokes. Among the ischemic stroke categories, the greatest dangers are posed by embolic strokes, followed by thrombotic and...Read more
What exactly is a patent foramen ovale (PFO)? Has it been known to cause stroke? If the PFO is repaired, what are the chances of recurring... Read more »
It seems like each week I'm helping my son with a Martin Luther King, Jr. assignment. His English/Reading class has been studying the life... Read more »
Stroke is the number one cause of adult disability. During a “brain attack,” brain cells die and abilities controlled by that area of... Read more »