When I was a resident physician, it all seemed so simple. The stroke cut off the blood supply to a part of the brain and that part died. It was a straightforward problem, on the face of it.
Yet the physiology of a stroke is much more complicated than that. And, fortunately for everyone, there are a number of ways to reduce risk and to reduce the damage from a stroke.
Despite all the warnings about cholesterol and the proliferation of statin or anti-cholesterol drugs, about 40 million Americans still suffer from heart disease today. Understanding these lies can protect your heart, reduce stroke risk and possibly save your life!