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Stroke - Overview

CT Brain perfusion scan

Around 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke in England every year – it’s the third biggest cause of death. Stroke is brain damage caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain.

The signs of a stroke may include weakness, numbness, blurred vision, confusion, and slurred speech. Getting to hospital and receiving treatment quickly is vital for a good outcome after a stroke.

Most patients have warning signs prior to a stroke

Diagnosis is confirmed by a brain CT scan and carotid artery duplex scan.

Prevention of further events is the key to management as we are not good at repairing damaged areas of brain already present.