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Stroke Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers

Trivia quiz questions with answers about strokes

What is a stroke?
A: A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain causes cell death.

What are the two main types of strokes?
A: Ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding.

Both cause parts of the brain to what?
A: Stop functioning properly.

Signs and symptoms of a stroke may include what?
A: An inability to move or feel on one side of the body, problems understanding or speaking, dizziness, or loss of vision to one side.

Signs and symptoms often appear when?
A: Soon after the stroke has occurred.


If symptoms last less than one or two hours, the stroke is a what?
A: A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a mini stroke.

A hemorrhagic stroke may also be associated with what?
A: A severe headache.

The symptoms of a stroke can be what?
A: Permanent.

Long-term complications may include pneumonia and loss of what?
A: Bladder control.

What is the main risk factor for stroke?
A: High blood pressure.


Other risk factors include what?
A: High blood cholesterol, tobacco smoking, obesity, diabetes mellitus, a previous TIA, end-stage kidney disease, and atrial fibrillation.

An ischemic stroke is typically caused by what?
A: A blockage of a blood vessel, though there are also less common causes.

A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by what?
A: Either bleeding directly into the brain or into the space between the brain's membranes.

Bleeding may occur due to a what?
A: Ruptured brain aneurysm.

Diagnosis is typically based on a physical exam and supported by medical imaging such as what?
A: A CT scan or MRI scan.


A CT scan can rule out bleeding but may not necessarily rule out what?
A: Ischemia, which early on typically does not show up on a CT scan.

Low blood sugar may cause what?
A: Similar symptoms.

Prevention includes decreasing risk factors, surgery to open up the arteries to the brain in those with problematic carotid narrowing, and warfarin in people with what?
A: Atrial fibrillation.

Aspirin or statins may be recommended by physicians for what?
A: Prevention.

An ischemic stroke, if detected within three to four and half hours, may be treatable with what?
A: A medication that can break down the clot.


Some hemorrhagic strokes benefit from what?
A: Surgery.

Treatment to attempt recovery of lost function is called what?
A: Stroke rehabilitation, and ideally takes place in a stroke unit.

In 2013, how many people had an ischemic stroke?
A: Approximately 6.9 million and 3.4 million people had a hemorrhagic stroke.

In 2015, stroke was the second most frequent cause of death after what?
A: Coronary artery disease, accounting for 6.3 million deaths (11% of the total).

About half of people who have had a stroke live how long?
A: Less than one year.

Overall, two thirds of strokes occurred in what group?
A: Those over 65 years old.

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