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Diseases » Bilateral stroke » Glossary
 

Glossary for Bilateral stroke

  • Atrial flutter: Heart arrhythmia where atria beat more often than ventricles
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Cerebrovascular Conditions: Conditions of the brain's blood vessels including stroke.
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Senior health conditions: Medical conditions affecting seniors, male or female.
  • Sick sinus syndrome: Heart rhythm disorder
  • Sickle Cell Anemia: Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by red blood cells which are crescent-shaped rather than the normal doughnut shape. These abnormally shaped red blood cells are unable to function normally and tend to undergo premature destruction which leads to anemia. If the genetic defect which causes the condition is inherited from both parents the condition can be quite severe whereas if it is inherited from only one parent, often there are no symptoms. The abnormally shaped red blood cells can cause problems when they clump together and block blood vessels.
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)

 

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