McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series


Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain cells die.

American Stroke Association

The Best Defence is a Good Offence: Prevention of Secondary Stroke

Video about prevention of secondary stroke

This video looks at how physical activity after stroke reduces the chance of recurrent strokes and increases the ability to perform daily activities.

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What is a Stroke?

Stroke definition video

This video defines stroke by looking at the two main types: ischemic and hemorrhagic.

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An Overview of Stroke

Video about stroke

This video presents an overview of stroke and describes the symptoms and treatments associated with the condition.

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Stroke: Controllable and Uncontrollable Risk Factors

Stroke risk factors video

This video looks at the risks factors for having a stroke.

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Stroke: Treatments

Stroke treatments video

This video identifies the symptoms of stroke and the treatment options as well as lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of stroke.

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Motor Rehabilitation after Stroke

Motor rehabilitation after stroke video

This video describes motor rehabilitation in stroke survivors and how aerobic exercise is used as an intervention protocol.

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Exercise and Stroke

Video about exercise and stroke

This video explores how exercise can improve patient condition after a stroke.

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