A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a Apu.t of the brain is interrupted. 'Without oxygen and nutrients, brain cells die within minutes, potentially damaging areas that control movement, speech and even involuntary activities, such as breathing. There are two types of stroke...

Ischemic. Approximately 80% of strokes are ischemic-a blood clot stops the blood supply to an area of the brain.

Hemorrhagic. An estimated 20% of strokes are hemorrhagic- a broken or leaking blood vessel causes bleeding into or around the brain.

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