Stroke Screening

Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is stopped, causing brain cells to die. There are two kinds of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes happen when a blood clot or plaque buildup blocks a blood vessel in the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes result from blood vessels breaking and leaking into or around the brain.

Before having a stroke, some people experience transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), also known as “mini-strokes.” These are mild strokes that result from a brief interruption of blood flow to the brain.


Facts

  • Stroke is the third-leading killer, after diseases of the heart and cancer.
  • It is the first cause of adult disability.
  • Currently, there are approximately 4 million living survivors of strokes.
  • 80% of strokes are preventable.
  • 4 out of 5 stroke victims have no warning signs.
  • Studies have demonstrated that the risk of stroke doubles every 10 years after the age of 55.
  • 61% of stroke deaths are seen in women.
  • About 70% of patients with stroke occur after 65 years of age.


Symptoms

  • One sided weakness or numbness of the legs, arms or face
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech (slurred speech), confusion
  • Double vision
  • Dizziness or room spinning sensation
  • Loss of balance & coordination
  • Visual loss or distortion
  • Severe headache without any cause


Risk Factors

  • High cholesterol (especially LDL over 100 mg/dL)
  • Cigarette smoking and exposure to second hand smoke
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Physical inactivity


Diagnosis

To diagnose and prevent stroke, we at AAN try to look for individual patients' risks and general risk factors that can lead to stroke. Based on the recommended guidelines and standard practice of medicine, once we identify risk factors in a patient, we will then tailor a treatment approach to treat these underlying conditions. Our goal is to diagnose conditions early, before the onset of neurological symptoms.

Screening ToolsAt AAN we attempt to initiate screening by looking at your: Full medical history, Family and social history, Physical examination, Blood tests, Depending on the case, Brain imaging, Heart monitoring, and/or Ultrasound of the arteries and the heart.

Stroke

Stroke Screening
Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain

is stopped, causing brain cells to die. There are

two kinds of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic.

Ischemic strokes happen when a blood clot or

plaque buildup blocks a blood vessel in the

brain. Hemorrhagic strokes result from blood

vessels breaking and leaking into or around the

brain.


Before having a stroke, some people experience

transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), also known as “mini-strokes.” These are mild strokes that result from a brief interruption of blood flow to the brain.
At Advanced Associates in Neurology (AAN), we offer preventive screening for the blood clots and plaque buildup that cause ischemic stroke.

Facts

  • Stroke is the third-leading killer, after diseases of the heart and cancer.
  • It is the first cause of adult disability.
  • Currently, there are approximately 4 million living survivors of strokes.
  • 80% of strokes are preventable.
  • 4 out of 5 stroke victims have no warning signs.
  • Studies have demonstrated that the risk of stroke doubles every 10 years after the age of 55.
  • 61% of stroke deaths are seen in women.
  • About 70% of patients with stroke occur after 65 years of age.


Symptoms

  • One sided weakness or numbness of the legs, arms or face
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech (slurred speech), confusion
  • Double vision
  • Dizziness or room spinning sensation
  • Loss of balance & coordination
  • Visual loss or distortion
  • Severe headache without any cause

Risk Factors

  • High cholesterol (especially LDL over 100 mg/dL)
  • Cigarette smoking and exposure to second hand smoke
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Physical inactivity


Diagnosis
To diagnose and prevent stroke, we at AAN try to look for individual patients' risks and general risk factors that can lead to stroke. Based on the recommended guidelines and standard practice of medicine, once we identify risk factors in a patient, we will then tailor a treatment approach to treat these underlying conditions. Our goal is to diagnose conditions early, before the onset of neurological symptoms.

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