Preventing stroke

Stroke - prevention; CVA - prevention; Cerebral vascular accident - prevention; TIA - prevention, Transient ischemic attack - prevention

A stroke occurs when the blood flow is cut off to any part of the brain. The loss of blood flow can be caused by a blood clot in an artery of the brain. It can also be caused by a blood vessel in a part of the brain that becomes weak and bursts open. A stroke is sometimes called a "brain attack."

What are Risk Factors and Preventive Care?

Risk Factors You Cannot Change

Changes to Your Lifestyle

Medical Problems May Lead to Stroke