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Stroke

o, if you’re reading this, you are wondering about strokes. Either you, one of your parents or other loved one has had a stroke and you want answers. You may be a doctor and, like me you have been struck with the revelation that in the past 50 years we have made virtually no advances in either the immediate management of stroke victims or any impact on diminishing the long term deficits which so profoundly affect the lives of these patients and their families. Your questions could and, in fact, should include: “What causes a stroke?” “What kinds of strokes are there?” “How can I prevent a stroke?” “What happens in the Emergency Room when a new stroke patient is admitted?” “What should be done in the Emergency Room when a new stroke is admitted?” “What can be done if …