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Additional Information and Resources on Stroke

National Stroke Association (NSA): for more information on stroke prevention, acute care of stroke, stroke rehabilitation, caregiver resources, and stroke research data, contact the NSA at 1.800.STROKES (1.800.787.6537), or visit the National Stroke Association website at

The American Heart Association (AHA) web site has a good section on stroke as well as an "A to Z" guide: Brain attack is closely related to heart attack, both diseases are caused by cardiovascular disease and both stroke and heart attack require emergency medical treatment.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) maintains an excellent website at NINDS is an agency of the U.S. Federal Government and a component of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Public Health Service. NINDS is a leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system, including stroke/brain attack.


  • Stroke/Brain Attack was written, compiled and edited by Shawl Lobree, BSE, Leroy Roberts, MD (neuroradiology), and John Khoury, RT (magnetic resonance specialist).
  • would like to acknowledge the AHA, NINDS and the NSA. Many of the statistics and facts provided in this stroke website are available on the Internet sites of these associations.
  • Clinical images are courtesy of Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. and Siemens AG, Medical Engineering Group.
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Updated: January 14, 2008