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Know the facts about stroke

A stroke is sometimes called a ‘brain attack’. It can damage the brain and cause symptoms like paralysis or loss of speech.

Rehabilitation after a stroke

A stroke is the third most common cause of death in South Africa and occurs when a clot stops the blood flow to the brain or because an artery breaks or bursts.

Stroke - what to do in an emergency

Identifying and treating a stroke as quickly possible gives the victim the best possible chance for a full recovery. Know how to do the F.A.S.T test in case of a stroke emergency.

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Dr. Ashleigh Bhanjan is a specialist neurologist at the Life Entabeni hospital in Durban. Dr. Bhanjan completed his internship at Johannesburg General hospital and his community service at Ladysmith Provincial hospital before qualifying as a Fellow of the College of Neurologists of South Africa in 2008. Since 2009, he has been practicing at the Life Entabeni hospital as a specialist neurologist with a particular interest in stroke neurology.

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