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Ischemic Stroke - Ischemic strokes are the most common kind of stroke causing 84 percent of all strokes.

Embolic Stroke - In an embolic stroke, a blood clot forms somewhere in the body (usually the heart) and travels through the bloodstream to the brain.

Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs) - Transient ischemic attacks, or TIAs, are brief episodes of stroke symptoms resulting form temporary interruptions of blood flow to the brain.

Hemorrhagic Stroke - Hemorrhagic strokes account for about 15 percent of all strokes, yet responsible for more than 30 percent of all stroke deaths.

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) - This type of hemorrhage has many possible causes, but is usually the result of a ruptured aneurysm.

Effects of Stroke - ntellect, sensation, perception and movement, all honed over the course of a lifetime, are the very abilities most compromised by stroke. Stroke can rob people of the most basic methods of interacting with the world.

Right-Hemisphere Stroke - The right hemisphere of the brain controls the movement of the left side of the body. It also controls analytical and perceptual tasks.

Left-Hemisphere Stroke - The left hemisphere of the brain controls the movement of the right side of the body. It also controls speech and language abilities for most people.

Cerebellar Stroke - The cerebellum controls many of our reflexes and much of our balance and coordination.

Brain Stem Stroke - The brain stem is the area of the brain that controls all of our involuntary, "life support" functions, such as breathing rate, blood pressure and heartbeat.

Stroke Risk Factors and Their Impact - Stroke is one of the most preventable of all life-threatening health problems. With proper attention to controllable stroke risk factors, the impact of uncontrollable factors can be greatly reduced.

Reducing Risk Though Lifestyle Changes - Controlling High Blood Pressure, A low-salt diet, Controlling Heart Disease, and Risk Reduction through Medical Management.

Stroke Prevention Guidelines - In 1998, National Stroke Association's (NSA) Prevention Advisory Board released its Stroke Prevention Guidelines.