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Heidi Moawad, MD

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By Heidi Moawad, MD

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Brain Cell Protection Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Neuroprotection is one of the focuses of stroke research.
    • What to tell kids when a grandparent has a stroke Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A stroke can affect a loved one. Kids of all ages may have questions. An age appropriate guide for talking to kids about stroke.
    • Mini Stroke Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A mini stroke is a TIA. It improves on its own but must be promptly evaluated becuase it can progress to a stroke and it is a warning sign of high stroke risk.
    • Don't miss stroke symptoms! Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Stroke symptoms may be difficult to recognize. Often, it is difficult for those experiencing a stroke to communicate, making it very difficult to ask for help. Some tips for stroke victims and their companions.
    • Stroke and Dementia Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Stroke can occur at the same time as dementia coincidentally, or it may cause a type of dementia called vascular dementia, also called multi-infarct dementia or small vessel disease.
    • Why Do Strokes Cause Hemiplegia? Created: Thursday, February 19, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      To understand how strokes cause hemiplegia, lets try to understand the anatomy of the brain, brainstem and spinal cord.
    • Broca's, Wernicke's, and Other Types of Aphasia Created: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Aphasia is the impairment of language function which results from strokes and other injuries to the language areas of the brain." itemprop="description">
    • Stroke Treatments Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Short term stroke treatments and management include blood thinners, medical management, and ways to reduce damage from ischemia.
    • 7 Habits to Prevent a Stroke Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      7 lifestyle habits that can help prevent a stroke.
    • Stress and Stroke Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Stress is a contributing risk factor for stroke and it can inhibit stroke recovery. Ways to decrease stress.
    • Side Effects of Coumadin, Plavix and Other Blood Thinners Created: Thursday, November 15, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Blood thinners like Coumadin and Plavix are used for stroke prevention, as they can prevent blood clot formation. Know the side effects of these drugs.
    • How to Recognize Stroke Symptoms Created: Friday, September 28, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Stroke symptoms are caused by the sudden interruption of blood flow to an area of the brain. Stroke is a medical emergency, so be sure you know the signs.
    • Eating to Prevent Stroke Created: Friday, April 04, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Tips to make healthy eating easier to avoid some of the common stroke risk factors.
    • Mini Stroke Information: What You Need to Know About Mini Stroke Created: Thursday, September 27, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Like most strokes, mini strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIA), are caused by the sudden interruption of blood flow to an area of the brain. Because the symptoms of a mini stroke typically las...
    • 7 Ways to Help a Stroke Survivor Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Ways to help a stroke patient without being intrusive.
    • Computers Help in Stroke Recovery Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      A new study describes computer assisted stroke rehabilitation, one of the many new advances in stroke care.
    • Stroke - What You Need to Know Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      What you need to know about stroke. From risk factors, to emergency response, to treatment to prognosis and life after a stroke.
    • Types of Stroke Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Types of stroke are often categorized by their locations and causes.
    • Cerebrovascular Disease Created: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014
      Disease of the blood vessels in the brain can cause strokes. Sometimes strokes are silent, and may not be noticed.
    • Family History of Stroke Created: Thursday, March 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014
      Family history of stroke can be an indication of stroke risk. There are many stroke risk factors, and some are hereditary or modifiable.
    • Driving After a Stroke Created: Monday, March 10, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014
      Driving after a stroke requires careful consideration of many different issues affected by stroke.
    • Stroke 911 Created: Monday, March 10, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014
      What to do when you or someone you know might be having a stroke.
    • The Effects of a Stroke Created: Friday, March 14, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014
      There are many effects that can result from a stroke. The consequences vary and they long-term effects often correspond to some of the initial symptoms.
    • Going Back to Work After A Stroke Created: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014
      Going back to work after a stroke can be a confusing and stressful decision. There is a great deal of ambivalence and uncertainty about returning to work.
    • Stroke Prognosis Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
      There is a great deal of uncertainty about stroke prognosis. Uncertainty after a stroke is stressful for patients and their loved ones.
    • Stroke Buzz Words Created: Thursday, March 06, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014
      Stroke terminology that is commonly used so patients and families will understand differences between TIA, CVA, MRI, CT, infarct, hemorrhage, and other common stroke terms.
    • Contact Information for the About.com Stroke Expert Created: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
      Find out how to get in touch with the About.com Stroke Expert
    • Blood Clotting Disorders and Stroke Created: Saturday, October 27, 2007 Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
      Too much or too little blood clotting, or coagulation, can increase a person's risk for stroke.
    • Stroke Rehabilitation is a Critical Part Stroke Recovery Created: Thursday, October 25, 2007 Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
      Stroke rehabilitation is an essential part of stroke recovery that can start you on the road to getting your life back.
    • How is the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) Used for The Evaluation of Stroke? Created: Sunday, July 13, 2008 Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
      The NIH Stroke Scale allows physicians to evaluate the severity of a stroke to determine if patients should receive a powerful but risky tPA treatment.
    • Stroke as a Cause of Parkinson's Disease Created: Sunday, July 27, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Parkinson's disease is a slow progression of tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia (slow movements) and difficulties keeping a normal posture. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be caused by several...
    • Stroke Prevention-Six Ways to Stay Stroke-Free Created: Saturday, March 08, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and yet only a small fraction of Americans understands what they can do to optimize stroke prevention. This article provides you wi...

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