What is a Stroke or Brain Attack?

  • Stroke or brain attack occurs when brain gets damaged due to cut off of blood supply, either due to blockage or rupture of blood vessel. The term “brain attack” has been used for stroke to remind people to take stroke as seriously as one would take heart attack. Stroke is as serious and life threatening as heart attack and is a potentially treatable disease.

5 thoughts on “What is a Stroke or Brain Attack?

  1. adil

    I agree stroke is serious ! My father had paralysis of arm and leg and they say the drug to dissolve the clot needs to be given only in first few hours, is that right ??


  2. admin Post author

    Yes the type of the stroke determines the time, for all practical purpose the limit to give the lytic drug is 4.5 hours

    But with catheters being now available time can be extended

    For some types time for the catheters can be beyond 12 hours

    Thanks for your question

    Dr Adatia, stroke specialist

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