Stroke Causes Overview

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Methamphetamine Abuse Can Cause a Stroke

Methamphetamine, an illegal drug of abuse, can cause hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke due to vasospasm, hypertension, vasculitis, or vascular toxicity. Methamphetamine, an illegal recreational drug of abuse, can cause stroke in habitual or first-time...

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Types of Strokes With Severe Outcomes

The size and location of a stroke are associated with the severity of the outcome. Severe strokes cause substantial disabilities and may be fatal. There is a range of outcomes after a stroke, and the most severe strokes can cause significant...

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Stroke Causes and Risk Factors

Risk of stroke is influenced by factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, and obesity. Learn causes of stroke and changes you can make to lower risk.

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Cavernous Malformations and Stroke

A cavernous malformation is a rare type of vascular malformation, but those who have it are at risk of suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. A cavernous malformation is a rare type of vascular malformation, but those who have it are at risk of suffering a...

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Dural Sinus Thrombosis and Stroke

Learn about dural sinus thrombosis, a blood clot in a vein in the brain that may cause a range of symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with a dural sinus thrombosis, you may have some questions about what to expect. Here are some answers to your...

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How Heart Disease Can Lead to Stroke

Some heart problems can lead to a stroke. Learn more about heart conditions associated with stroke and how to identify your overall risk for heart disease. If you have been diagnosed with heart disease, it is important to understand the condition...

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Brain Tumors and the Risk of Stroke

A brain tumor can cause bleeding within the brain. Find out what to expect if you have had a brain hemorrhage as the result of a brain tumor. An uncommon complication of brain cancer is bleeding within the brain (called an intracranial hemorrhage)...

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