Pages tagged: stroke

Atrial Fibrillation

Fibrillation, the most serious form of arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder), is fast, uncoordinated beats, which are contractions of individual heart-muscle...

Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease (also called cerebrovascular disease) affects the vessels leading to the brain. Like the heart, the brain’s cells...

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease affects the vessels leading to the head and brain (cerebrovascular disease). Like the heart, the brain’s cells...

Diagnosing Stroke

Imaging Tests Computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is an X-ray technique that uses a computer to create cross-sectional (or...

Vasculature of the Head

The one-way vascular system carries blood to all parts of your body. This process of blood flow within your body...

Types of Strokes

Ischemic Stroke (caused by a blockage) There are 2 kinds of ischemic stroke: thrombotic stroke and embolic stroke. Together, the...

Stroke

Stroke is a form of cerebrovascular disease, meaning it affects the vessels that supply blood to the brain. Stroke was...