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Incorrect Stroke Diagnoses: ‘Mimics’ and ‘Chameleons’

Stroke treatments can cause substantial harm if the patient is incorrectly diagnosed due to a “mimic” or a “chameleon,” according to researchers.

By Diane Domina

A Faster Way to Spot a Stroke

Fast action is essential when it comes to treating an ischemic stroke. Here are six signs that can help identify victims.

By HealthAfter50

Blood Protein May Predict Heart Trouble

Your levels of a blood protein called PCSK9 may help predict your risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event. Here’s what to know.

By Amy Norton

How Stroke Affects the Brain

The potential for recovery depends on which portions of the brain were damaged by the stroke. Here’s what you need to know.

By HealthAfter50

What is Transient Ischemic Attack?

This ministroke is a warning sign that a full-blown ischemic stroke may be in your future.

By HealthAfter50

What Is a Stroke?

Sometimes called a brain attack, a stroke occurs when an artery that supplies blood to part of the brain becomes blocked or ruptures.

By HealthAfter50

Stroke Symptoms to Watch Out For

Like a heart attack, a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Here are the signs to watch for and what you should do.

By HealthAfter50

5 Ways to Recover After a Stroke

Stroke rehabilitation begins almost immediately after being admitted to the hospital and often continues for at least one to two months afterward. The primary goal is to prevent stroke complications, such as stiffening of the limbs and deep vein thro...

By Rafael H. Llinas, M.D.