Stroke and Stroke Prevention 1 of 2

Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. This interview examines recent medical advances, which can reduce the disabling consequences of a stroke and even prevent someone from having a stroke in the first place. It also covers stroke prevention.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Different types of stroke: ischemic & hemorrhagic
  • Why "brain attack"
  • Stroke symptoms
  • TIA: transient ischemic attack
  • tPA (tissue plasminogen activator)
  • Stroke effects -- location in brain
  • Rehabilitation
  • Brain plasticity
  • Rehabilitation

Dr. John Cole, a stroke specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and an associate professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Cole is also a clinical research scientist at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

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This page was last updated: February 26, 2014

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