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Learn more about stroke using this easy-to-understand interactive guide, including causes of stroke, types of stroke and how to reduce risk for stroke.

You may also download a printable pdf version of this guide.


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After viewing the Explaining Stroke Interactive Guide, please complete the quiz below:

*1.
Question - Required - There are two types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic.
Which type is caused by a blood clot?


 
*2.
Question - Required - A transient ischemic attack (TIA) causes no permanent brain damage and
thus doesn't need to be taken seriously.


 
*3.
Question - Required - Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for stroke?



 
*4.
Question - Required - A blood pressure measurement that indicates high blood pressure (hypertension) is:


 
*5.
Question - Required - The FAST acronym is a good tool to remember the stroke warning signs.
In FAST, the letter A stands for atherosclerosis.


 
*6.
Question - Required - The T in FAST stands for time, which is important because you can receive a
clot-buster medicine called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
Within how many hours of symptom onset can the hospital administer this medicine?




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