Stroke

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What is stroke?

Cerebrovascular accident refers to the injury to the brain that occurs when flow of blood to brain tissue is interrupted by a clogged or ruptured artery, causing brain tissue to die because of lack of nutrients and oxygen.

Common symptoms reported by people with stroke

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for stroke

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Compare treatments taken by people with stroke

Let’s build this page together! When you share what it’s like to have stroke through your profile, those stories and data appear here too.

Got a question about living with stroke? Members in the forum might have the answers.

Who has stroke on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 392 say stroke is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 18
30s 80
40s 146
50s 258
60s 308
70+ 163
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 36
30-39 years 59
40-49 years 83
50-59 years 64
60-69 years 33
70+ years 13

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 310
Female 668

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 465
Not Diagnosed 20

These charts show data from stroke patients who have completed their condition history
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