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    Act FAST To Identify A Stroke

    Strokes are one of the most deadly and often misdiagnosed conditions. Without the proper medical treatment, an individual suffering from a stroke could suffer from permanent brain damage or even death. Because more than 800,000 strokes occur in the United States each year, it’s important to know what a stroke is and how you can spot it.

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    Ischemic Strokes and Hemorrhagic Strokes

    March 16, 2016 by Carrie Capouellez| Misdiagnosis

    When you or a loved one has a stroke, it can be a terrifying experience that could cause permanent physical and mental damage. Because more than 800,000 strokes occur in the United States each year, its important to understand what a stroke is and what causes one. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain off is cut off, causing brain cells to be deprived of oxygen which can lead to their death. There are two types of strokes, ischemic and hemorrhagic, and while oxygen deprivation to the brain causes both types, they have very different causes.

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    When a Blood Clot is Missed

    Blood clots have the potential to be extremely dangerous to a person’s health. However, when they are found in a timely manner, it is actually quite easy to treat them effectively. On the other hand, patients’ lives are often placed at serious risk when medical personnel overlook a blood clot.