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Disease or Condition — Heart, Blood Vessel, and Lymphatic Disorders:
cerebral infarction

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Description

Stroke is a medical condition in which the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted, resulting in a lack of oxygen and nutrients to the affected area. This can cause brain cells to die, leading to a range of symptoms, including paralysis, speech and language problems, memory loss, and difficulty with coordination and balance. Stroke is a medical emergency and requires immediate medical attention. Treatment for stroke may include medications, lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and surgery.

Synonyms
  • apoplectic attack
  • apoplectic seizure
  • apoplexy
  • brain infarction
  • cerebral apoplexy
  • cerebral seizure
  • cerebrobascular accident
  • CVA
  • stroke
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • sudden arm weakness
  • sudden difficulty walking
  • sudden dizziness
  • sudden dysphasia
  • sudden facial weakness
  • sudden lack of coordination
  • sudden leg weakness
  • sudden severe headache
  • sudden unsteadiness on feet
  • sudden visual disturbance
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • sudden disorientation
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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