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A stroke is a serious medical event where the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted. Learn what to do if someone has a stroke.

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What causes a stroke?

Trusted information on the causes of ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes and the conditions and behaviours that increase the risk of your having a stroke.

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Stroke diagnosis

Information on diagnosing and determining the causes of a stroke, including by physical examination and brain imaging, plus links to trusted resources.

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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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Stroke symptoms

How to spot the signs and symptoms of a stroke using the FAST (Face-Arms-Speech-Time) method and why it’s important to act quickly to seek medical advice.

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Life after a stroke

If you have been diagnosed with stroke, discover ways to comfortably manage your daily life by reading the tips on this page.

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How to help someone who's having a stroke

Someone has a stroke in Australia every 9 minutes. But the sooner they get treated, the better. Learn the “F.A.S.T.” way to help a person who’s having a stroke.

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Stroke prevention through medicines and surgery

Trusted information on medical treatment to prevent stroke, include surgery on the carotid arteries and medication to reduce blood pressure or prevent blood clotting.

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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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Stroke – a personal story

Recovering from a stroke can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.

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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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