Who is at risk of stroke?
People with hypertension, cardiac disease or family history
People over 55
People who have diabetes, are obese, excessive alcohol intake and smokers
All of these are correct
How soon after symptoms appear is it recommended thrombotic treatment be started?
Within 12 hours
Time is not a factor in stroke treatment
What is the definition of stroke?
Rapid onset of focal neurological deficit lasting less then 12 hours
Rapid onset of focal neurological deficit lasting more than 24 hours with no apparent cause other than disruption to blood flow to the brain.
Necrosis of heart muscle due to impeded blood flow to the coronary arteries
None of these are correct
What are the main symptoms of stroke?
Weakness or numbness in limb and Facial weakness or numbness.
Difficulty speaking or understanding others and Dizziness
Headache and Blurred vision
At what age does the risk of stroke begin to double each decade for men and women respectively?
The risk of stoke does not increase with age regardless of gender
Select the most correct statement
Stroke is not a severe or lifelong problem with most people regaining normal function quickly.
Stroke is the most common cause of permanent disability in adults and one of the most common causes of death worldwide.
With high awareness levels in the community, the impact of stroke is minimal to society.