Home > Medical > Stroke > About stroke About stroke All sections in Stroke » About Stroke » All about Blood Clots » Brain Facts » FAQs » Health Tips » Life after Stroke » New Studies » Stroke News » Support » Transient Ischaemic Attack Stroke: you only have three hours Did you know that you only have three hours to get help for a stroke before you risk permanent disability? Here's what to look out for. A complete guide to stroke A stroke is much like what a heart attack is to the heart - but to the brain. It involves the interruption of blood flow and oxygen to the brain and can cause loss of function. Stroke - act fast and save a life Did you know that stroke is the third biggest cause of death in South Africa? Do not take chances. Learn the facts and save a life today. Quiz Am I at risk of stroke? » Ask CyberDoc » Woman records stroke with selfie video Early intervention can save stroke victim It is not widely known that much can often be done for a victim of a stroke if they can be given the correct medical treatment on time. Patient's guide to stroke Stroke, one of the most common neurological disabilities in South Africa, can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Brain attack! Stroke is the third most common cause of death in South Africa and it is on the increase. Know your risk - prevent a stroke Stroke is the third most common cause of death in South Africa, fortunately stroke deaths can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle and being aware of the risk factors. Your stroke risk Sixty people die every day in South Africa because of strokes. What is your risk of getting one? Atrial fibrillation: could you suffer from irregular heartbeat? Prior to having had a stroke, Malcolm Watson lived a healthy life. Little did he know that he suffered from atrial fibrillation (the most common form of irregular heartbeat) that greatly increased his risk of stroke. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.