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A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted. Learning the 'F.A.S.T.' test for stroke can save a person's life.

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Stroke symptoms

The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered using the word FAST (Face-Arms-Speech-Time). Learn about stroke symptoms and why it’s important to act quickly.

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What causes a stroke?

Stroke is a largely preventable event and many stroke risk factors can be reduced by making lifestyle changes. Discover what might cause you to have a stroke.

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Life after a stroke

There are a number of common problems in daily life as a result of having a stroke. Find out how to manage after a stroke.

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Stroke diagnosis

Strokes are usually diagnosed by studying images of the brain (brain imaging) and carrying out physical tests. Find out more here.

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Stroke rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation helps the brain to relearn skills that have been affected. Learn about the most common problems and types of rehabilitation.

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How to help someone who's having a stroke

One Australian has a stroke every 9 minutes. But the sooner they get treated, the better. Learn the 'F.A.S.T.' way to help a person having a stroke.

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Stroke prevention through medicines and surgery

Medical treatments to prevent stroke include surgery on the carotid arteries and medication to reduce blood pressure or clotting. Find out more here.

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Stroke prevention through a healthy lifestyle

The best way to prevent a stroke is to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol. Find out more here.

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Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) has similar symptoms to a stroke but only lasts a few minutes. If you think you are having a TIA, call 000 for an ambulance.

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