What is a Stroke? Animated Explanation Video

What is a Stroke? Animated Explanation Video

A simple animation explaining what a stroke is, how to recognise the key symptoms, how it is treated, and what we can all do to prevent strokes from happening. We hope this video will be useful to you and those around you.

UPDATE: Now including subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Thank you to Trommons Translators and The Rosetta Foundation for providing the translations.

HealthSketch is a project set up by a group of UK junior doctors to convey health information in visually engaging ways, empowering us all to lead healthier lives. For more information, please visit:

Website: http://www.health-sketch.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/health_sketch
Facebook: http://facebook.com/healthsketch
Whiteboard Animation by Russ Law: russ@russlaw.co.uk

All content, including graphics, audio, text, and links, is for information and education purposes only. This video should not be considered a substitute for professional medical care, so if you have further questions or concerns, please consult a medical professional.

Useful websites for further information:
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland โ€“ Stroke Advice & Information (http://www.chss.org.uk/stroke)
Different Strokes – Support for Younger Stroke Survivors (http://www.differentstrokes.co.uk)
Stroke Association (https://www.stroke.org.uk/)

50 Comments

  1. Adele Mason on August 29, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Rip luke perry

  2. Squ1gglyline _YT on August 29, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    So everyone is talkin about Luke Perry.. (Don’t come at me pls :c) I..don’t know who he is or what exactly happened ._. Can someone tell me?

  3. Try4u Xmen on August 29, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Can you sketch about anemic please thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  4. TimiWackyFilms on August 29, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I came here because my dad has this and I don’t understand how it works

  5. Hector Haglund on August 29, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    who comes from r/ihadastroke

  6. kim baozi on August 29, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    my aunt is having this right now and she’s in a coma right now. ): she’s young.

  7. Teresa L. on August 29, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    My coworker is only 32 and she recently had a stroke. ๐Ÿ™ Even after a month she still can’t move her left side. Hope she recovers completely.

  8. Mitali Singh on August 29, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Brain attack!

  9. Abhijith Bp on August 29, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Gd info with images

  10. Crystalix x on August 29, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    R/im hav a strok r/j Had a strok3 ws ixnwan lemonede juic32a qyeahhhh

  11. NordeR555 on August 29, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Who the fuck is luke perry?

  12. psudo heisen on August 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    4:14why is the dietican looks so evil?

  13. Aftab Aftab on August 29, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    For medical students

  14. Kakashi Sensei on August 29, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Can u die from this ? I been feeling like my veins get numb and my head gets cold and feels tingly inside and my ears feel like they want to pop

  15. KGkomrin on August 29, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    I am here because r/iharastroke this is sirious then I thought fuck

  16. Tony Callme on August 29, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Sheign shaggy flight landing fkdjbf Rush’s

  17. Eric Lord on August 29, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    I watched this because I helped my boss get to a hospital in the middle of a stroke. Wow. Very scary. After effects really make you pay attention!

  18. jayne thomas on August 29, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    I came here to learn more as my mum as took a stroke

  19. Ngoc Han (Bong) NGUYEN on August 29, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    AF

  20. EMaster YT on August 29, 2019 at 9:33 pm

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  21. Adventure Doge on August 29, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    *r/ihadastroke*

  22. Kids Fun Science on August 29, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Great information like

  23. Ethan Slemp on August 29, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    My dad had stroke My dad is in a recovery

  24. Ayesha Khan on August 29, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    What an amazing sketch explanation….loved it

  25. John Ventura on August 29, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Obviously, i’m here for Luke Perry. Rest in peace, mann ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ

  26. Elsa Wakeling on August 29, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    brain attack recovery or stroke recovery can be much quicker with organic seed drinks as it maximises the natural healing process without side drug side effects

  27. UNDER DRAW on August 29, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Omg i have all the symptomes

  28. UNKNOWN on August 29, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I had a tia, and was accused of being a drug addict. If i have a stroke, id rather die than see a doctor.

  29. Maddie Ro on August 29, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    I’m here because I’ve been searching up symptoms of a stroke and I’m feeling weakness on my left arm a d tingling on my face

  30. Nazaria {I LIKE CHICKEN} on August 29, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    I thought a stroke was like a seizure

  31. pobiyee 1 on August 29, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    basically a brain heart attack?

  32. ูŠุงุณุฑ ุนุจุฏุงู„ู„ู‡ on August 29, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    thanks

  33. Aniyah Crosby on August 29, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    My cousin got a stroke on her birthday and she got a whole in her heart she is 16โค๏ธ๐Ÿค•

  34. D on August 29, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Very informative video.

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  36. Flower Girl on August 29, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Oh my God! I have high cholesterol and I’m anemia. They are both heiratery. I’M ONLY 18 WHAT THE!!!! (I’m kind of freaking out but my nutritionist is working with me thankfully)

  37. Aftab Aftab on August 29, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Useless

  38. Dylpickle on August 29, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    I had a stroke when I was 13 years old. Now Iโ€™m 27 old.

  39. Shabby_ Angel on August 29, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    "”"zziissnisssveeririhheelepeful

  40. ahmed 07070 on August 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Pozxa poza pitspa r

  41. Ila Hermione on August 29, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Interesting video
    The strokes are a great band, they’re my favorite

  42. Sakura_ko 0601 on August 29, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Imf fen
    Fim
    FINR
    *FINE*

  43. Mr Pyro on August 29, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Some times people’s as me if I have a stroke when I’m writing wrong but it’s just the Parkinson dieese

  44. ใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใ‚Šใ‚…ใ“ on August 29, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Who isn’t here because of luke perry?

  45. Sano Sweet on August 29, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Wow this nice I liked video annd I this liked video thank!

  46. Adele Mason on August 29, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    I have a stroke in memory loss it looks like I’m in an ambulance

  47. syed sarwar ahmed maruf on August 29, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you very much make me feel light.good idea about stroke which is I had few weeks ago.

  48. Maayong Aga on August 29, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Omg! I learned about stroke in1 minute. Why did I have to go to an expensive class?

  49. Saundra Wills on August 29, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Relax ,no fast food,soda,coffee plus take a nap went u can it rest the HEART. Laughing is good also.watch funny shows.

  50. u is gรฆ on August 29, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Is so stroke bad that you hav die and disabliet

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