In reading posts the two questions I run across most often are 1) What caused my stroke and 2) what are my chances of having a second stroke. Below are the answers I have found.
Doctors are experts in what they dont tell you.
1) The best way I know of to find out what type of stroke you had is to go directly to the source. (No not your Doctor, lol ), but rather to the hospital whare you were treated and find the office called Medical Records. Walk in and tell them you wish to have a copy of your discharge summary report. Most if not all will be in this report.
2) Following stroke survival, what are my chances of a second stroke
According to the American Heart Association, stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. Between 50 and 70 percent of stroke survivors recover to the point that they are able to remain independent, but 15 to 30 percent are permanently disabled, and 20 percent require institutional care three months after their stroke. About 22 percent of men and 25 percent of women who have suffered a stroke will die within a year and 14 percent of people who have had a stroke or TIA (mini-stroke) will suffer a recurrence within a year.
Foxnix a survivor