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2021-05-25

What is a silent stroke?

What is a silent stroke?

A silent stroke refers to a stroke that doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms. Most strokes are caused by a clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain. The blockage prevents blood and oxygen from reaching that area, causing nearby brain cells to die.

What are the 4 types of strokes?

These types are:

  • Ischemic Stroke.
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke.
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke)
  • Brain Stem Stroke.
  • Cryptogenic Stroke (stroke of unknown cause)

What are the 3 types of strokes?

The three main types of stroke are:

  • Ischemic stroke.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Transient ischemic attack (a warning or “mini-stroke”).

What is a pre stroke?

Pre-strokes or mini strokes are the common terms used to describe a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Unlike a full blown stroke, a TIA only lasts a few minutes and does not cause permanent damage. Nevertheless it is a warning sign that a possible stroke may be coming in the future.

What are the first signs of a heart attack in a woman?

The symptoms of a heart attack for females can include any of the following:

  • chest pain and discomfort, often in the center or on the left side of the chest, which may go away and come back again.
  • weakness or lightheadedness.
  • shortness of breath.
  • pain in the jaw, back, or neck.
  • pain in one or both arms.
  • a cold sweat.

What happens right before a heart attack?

Symptoms vary between men and women As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain (angina) or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain.

Can you have a mild heart attack and not know it?

Can you have a heart attack and not know it? Yes. A heart attack can actually happen without a person knowing it. You can understand why it is called a “silent” heart attack.

What side should you sleep on for your heart?

Both sides are not equal when it comes to side sleeping, mainly because your body is not symmetrical. We recommend sleeping on the right side since it may be the key to a healthier heart. Studies suggest it reduces pressure on the heart and stabilizes your blood pressure and heart rate.

Is it a heart attack or anxiety?

Both panic and heart attacks cause chest discomfort, but there is a difference. “With a heart attack, pain radiates to other areas like the arm, jaw or neck,” Dr. Miller says. “If it’s a panic attack,” she notes, “pain will typically stay in the chest.”