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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.
Genotype-guided warfarin dosing linked to reduced risk of adverse events

Genotype-guided warfarin dosing linked to reduced risk of adverse events

New gene-silencing drugs cut cholesterol levels by half in early research

New gene-silencing drugs cut cholesterol levels by half in early research

Scientists to examine how stem cells proliferate faster in microgravity without side effects

Scientists to examine how stem cells proliferate faster in microgravity without side effects

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Early treatment with stem cells can safely help recovery in stroke patients, study shows

Early treatment with stem cells can safely help recovery in stroke patients, study shows

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Uninterrupted use of new anticoagulant reduces major bleeding events during atrial fibrillation ablation

Uninterrupted use of new anticoagulant reduces major bleeding events during atrial fibrillation ablation

Closing left atrial appendage linked to reduction in stroke risk for AFib patients

Closing left atrial appendage linked to reduction in stroke risk for AFib patients

CT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

CT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Treating clogged arteries after heart attack improves outcomes, helps avoid subsequent procedures

Treating clogged arteries after heart attack improves outcomes, helps avoid subsequent procedures

Novel synthetic HDL-C injection shows no benefit on arterial plaques

Novel synthetic HDL-C injection shows no benefit on arterial plaques

Online behavioral intervention reduces systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg, study finds

Online behavioral intervention reduces systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg, study finds

Penn study reveals new patterns of coordinated development in the brain during adolescence

Penn study reveals new patterns of coordinated development in the brain during adolescence

Low-risk atrial fibrillation patients fare better without antithrombotic therapy, study finds

Low-risk atrial fibrillation patients fare better without antithrombotic therapy, study finds

New class of cholesterol-lowering drug alongside statins can reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases

New class of cholesterol-lowering drug alongside statins can reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases

Low dose of alternative anticoagulant may help prevent stroke in hemodialysis patients

Low dose of alternative anticoagulant may help prevent stroke in hemodialysis patients

Smoking cessation program prior to hip or knee replacement provides better surgical outcomes

Smoking cessation program prior to hip or knee replacement provides better surgical outcomes

Continuation of statins may improve survival following heart surgery, research shows

Continuation of statins may improve survival following heart surgery, research shows

New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children

New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children