Modified on 2009/10/14 21:35 by admin
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or when a ruptured blood vessel floods the brain with blood. Stroke can cause severe brain damage leading to various complications including death. Approximately 600,000 strokes occur each year with 160,000 victims dying as a result. A drug called a tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) can prevent some of the adverse impacts associated with stroke if administered within the first three hours of the event and only if there is no bleeding in the brain.

Recently, the Cox-2 inhibiting drugs Vioxx, Celebrex, and Bextra have come under fire for causing strokes. Lawyers investigating Vioxx, attorneys filing Celebrex lawsuits, and Bextra law firms urge patients to find an arthritis drug lawyer to handle their stroke claim. Merck has also performed a voluntary Vioxx recall in light of the Vioxx heart attack and stroke concern.

See Also

  1. Head, Spinal Cord, Brain & Nerve Disorders: Overview
  2. Baxter Dialysis Filters
  3. Bextra / Valdecoxib
  4. Cardura / Doxazosin Mesylate
  5. Celebrex Lawyers - Celebrex News Update
  6. Citrus Aurantium (Synephrine)
  7. Cordis PRECISE RX Nitinol Stent Transhepatic Biliary System
  8. ED: Overview
  9. Ephedra Recall
  10. Estrogen
  11. Femodene: Overview
  12. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  13. Hydroxycut
  14. Imitrex / Sumatriptan Succinate
  15. Marvelon: Overview
  16. Mercilon: Overview
  17. Minulet: Overview
  18. Myocardial Infarction & Heart Attack - Proper Treatment: Overview
  19. Aleve / Naproxen Lawyers & Attorneys
  20. Nolvadex / Tamoxifen Citrate: Overview
  21. NuvaRing
  22. Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch
  23. PPA / Phenylpropanolamine
  24. PPA / Phenylpropanolamine
  25. Premarin
  26. Prempro / Premphase
  27. Risperdal / Risperidone
  28. St. Jude Medical Mechanical Heart Valves
  29. T-Cuts: Overview
  30. Tiratricol or "TRIAC": Overview
  31. Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR)
  32. Triadene: Overview
  33. Tri-minulet: Overview
  34. Vioxx / Rofecoxib
  35. Willow Bark / Salix Species: Overview
  36. Xigris / Drotrecogin Alfa
  37. Zyprexa / Olanzapine
  Name Size