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A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. "Mini-strokes" or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), occur when the blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.
Johns Hopkins researchers find ways to curb common and deadly hospital-acquired infections

Johns Hopkins researchers find ways to curb common and deadly hospital-acquired infections

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not extend lifespan in heart-healthy older adults, study finds

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not extend lifespan in heart-healthy older adults, study finds

Supercomputer study of the brain could lead to safer and more effective anesthetics

Supercomputer study of the brain could lead to safer and more effective anesthetics

Preterm infants have higher risk of heart failure than babies born at full term

Preterm infants have higher risk of heart failure than babies born at full term

Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications

Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications

Researchers develop new biomedical polymer to treat atherosclerosis

Researchers develop new biomedical polymer to treat atherosclerosis

Finding a cure for ALS

Finding a cure for ALS

New study finds inequalities in healthcare access, quality between best and worst-performing countries

New study finds inequalities in healthcare access, quality between best and worst-performing countries

Overcrowded emergency rooms may delay sepsis treatment, study reveals

Overcrowded emergency rooms may delay sepsis treatment, study reveals

Study identifies heart failure and stroke as lethal combination

Study identifies heart failure and stroke as lethal combination

High systolic blood pressure in young adults linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

High systolic blood pressure in young adults linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

Trans-fatty acids promote cell death in a more direct manner than previously thought

Trans-fatty acids promote cell death in a more direct manner than previously thought

EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017 to showcase holographic cardiac imaging and other innovations

EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017 to showcase holographic cardiac imaging and other innovations

Researchers discover how the injured brain alerts immune system

Researchers discover how the injured brain alerts immune system

Biochemical self-destruct trigger guards brain cells when fighting against West Nile virus

Biochemical self-destruct trigger guards brain cells when fighting against West Nile virus

No such thing as “healthy obesity,” say experts

No such thing as “healthy obesity,” say experts

DAWN trial: Mechanical thrombectomy plus medication significantly decreases post-stroke disability

DAWN trial: Mechanical thrombectomy plus medication significantly decreases post-stroke disability

Study findings reveal racial and ethnic disparities in access to neurologic health care

Study findings reveal racial and ethnic disparities in access to neurologic health care

Newly identified biomarkers could help predict cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease patients

Newly identified biomarkers could help predict cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease patients