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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.
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

Kinesio taping helps treat minor injuries in athletes and others

Kinesio taping helps treat minor injuries in athletes and others

New report highlights racial, ethnic inequalities in Chicago

New report highlights racial, ethnic inequalities in Chicago

Study unravels new clues to cause and treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

Study unravels new clues to cause and treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

New clinical trial to evaluate efficacy of stem cell product in patients disabled with chronic stroke

New clinical trial to evaluate efficacy of stem cell product in patients disabled with chronic stroke

UAH researcher develops new suite of phone apps to monitor physical mobility, stability of older people

UAH researcher develops new suite of phone apps to monitor physical mobility, stability of older people

UBC researchers uncover potential adverse reactions of common multiple sclerosis drug

UBC researchers uncover potential adverse reactions of common multiple sclerosis drug

Stem cell treatment helps improve motor functions, nervous system conditions in mice with ALS

Stem cell treatment helps improve motor functions, nervous system conditions in mice with ALS

Penn researchers find AF ablation to be safe and effective for CHD patients

Penn researchers find AF ablation to be safe and effective for CHD patients

Analysis explores impact of valve design on post-TAVR outcomes

Analysis explores impact of valve design on post-TAVR outcomes