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Causes of Stroke

There's isn't one smoking gun when it comes to stroke. There are many potential causes.
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Cerebrovacular Disease

Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke
Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia in which the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat erratically leading to the formation of dangerous blood clots which can migrate to the brain and cause strokes.

Common Cause of Stroke in the Elderly
Amyloid angiopathy is a slowly progressive condition that can lead to hemorrhagic stroke.

High Blood Pressure and Hemorrhagic Stroke
No matter what stroke risk factors a person might carry with him, suffering from high blood pressure alone can significantly increase his risk of suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.

Carotid Stenosis
Internal carotid stenosis is the narrowing of the two larges tblood vessels that provide blood to the brain. Physicians take internal carotid stenosis very seriously, especially when people with this condition begin to develop symptoms.

Birth Control Pills, Migraines, and Stroke
It's not necessarily the birth control pills or the migraines that dramatically up the risk, but some of the habits women may engage in that are paired with them.

Sleep Problems and Stroke
The connection between these two concerns may not be immediately obvious, but it is there.

Artery "Tears" (Aterial Dissection) and Stroke
Dissection of the blood vessels that bring blood to the brain is a common cause of stroke among young and middle age people.

Pregnant Women: What Is Preeclampsia?
Preeclampsia is the combination of high blood pressure and kidney problems that cause protein loss through the urine during pregnancy.

Pregnant Women: Amniotic Fluid Embolism
This is a dangerous condition that can occur during labor, in some cases causing paradoxical stroke.

Pregnant Women: Eclampsia
Eclampsia is the advancement of preeclampsia -- and it brings with it increased risks, such as stroke.

Brain Aneurysm
Aneurysms are weak areas on the wall of a blood vessel which can lead to major bleeding inside the brain and cause stroke.

Brain Tumor As a Cause of Hemorrhagic Stroke
Although brain tumors can cause strokes, their symptoms develop differently from typical stroke symptoms.

Cavernous Malformations and Stroke
A cavernous malformation is a rare type of vascular malformation, but those who have it are at risk of suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.

Brain AVM and Stroke
A brain arteriovenous malformation, also known as a brain AVM, is a dangerous cause of headaches, seizures, and, worse of all, hemorrhagic stroke.

Dural Sinus Thrombosis and Stroke
Dural sinus thrombosis can happen to anyone who has a tendency to form blood clots, and it can lead to symptoms that range from a mere headache to a major hemorrhagic stroke.

Fibromuscular Dysplasia and Stroke
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) can affect any blood vessel in the body, but most commonly it affects the blood vessels that bring blood to the kidneys and the brain.

Lupus
When someone has lupus, their immune system produces antibodies against the body’s own tissues and causes damage to multiple organs. Strokes are a relatively common occurrence in people who are affected from this disease.

Sickle Cell Anemia and Stroke
Sickle cell anemia and stroke often coexist.

Takayasu's Disease and Stroke
Though rarely linked to stroke, there is a connection.

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