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Stroke FAQs: Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions

Common Stroke Questions


Welcome to our Stroke FAQ page, designed to provide you with essential information and answers to commonly asked questions about strokes.


Whether you're seeking knowledge about stroke symptoms, risk factors, prevention strategies, or recovery options, we've got you covered.

Empower yourself with insights from medical professionals as we address the key concerns surrounding strokes.

Gain a better understanding of this serious medical condition to help you recognise the signs, take appropriate actions, and make informed decisions for your health and well-being.

  • What is a AVM
    An AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)is a tangled mass of blood vessels. An AVM is usually present at birth. If the AVM is located in the brain and the blood vessel walls burst then a haemorrhagic stroke will occur.
  • What is a Embolic stroke
    If a blood clots forms somewhere in the body, it can travel through the bloodstream to the brain. Once in the brain, the clot travels to a blood vessel that’s too small for it to pass through. It gets stuck there and stops blood from getting through.
  • What is a Aneurysm
    An aneurysm is a weak or thin spot on a blood vessel wall. The weak spots that cause aneurysms are usually present at birth. Aneurysms develop over a number of years and usually don’t cause detectable problems until they break.
  • What is a Thrombotic stroke
    As the blood flows through the arteries, it may leave behind cholesterol-laden plaques that stick to the inner wall of the artery. Over time, these plaques can increase in size and narrow or block the artery and stop blood getting through.
  • What is a TIA stroke
    A TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) is sometimes known as a "mini-stroke". The signs are the same as those of a stroke, but unlike stroke, they only last a short time. The signs may disappear in a few minutes and last no longer than 24 hours. They are often a warning sign that a stroke may occur.
  • What is a Ischaemic stroke
    An ischaemic stroke happens when a blockage cuts off the blood supply to part of your brain, killing brain cells. Damage to brain cells can affect how the body works. It can also change how you think and feel. It's the most common type of stroke, and around 80% of strokes in the Australia are ischaemic strokes There are 2 types of ischaemic strokes: Embolic stroke Thrombotic stroke
  • What is a Haemorrhagic stroke
    A stroke caused by a break in the wall of a blood vessel in the brain is called a haemorrhagic stroke. The break causes blood to leak into the brain, stopping the delivery of oxygen and nutrients. Haemorrhagic stroke can be caused by a number of disorders which affect the blood vessels, including long-standing high blood pressure and cerebral aneurysms.
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