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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.
Cascade of costs could push new gene therapy above $1 million per patient

Cascade of costs could push new gene therapy above $1 million per patient

Anti-hypertensive treatments do not restore microvascular function

Anti-hypertensive treatments do not restore microvascular function

The storm has passed, but Puerto Rico’s health faces prolonged recovery

The storm has passed, but Puerto Rico’s health faces prolonged recovery

AASM’s new position statement describes clinical use of home sleep apnea test

AASM’s new position statement describes clinical use of home sleep apnea test

Report: Global burden of neurological disorders in today’s world

Report: Global burden of neurological disorders in today’s world

Surgeries performed later in the day linked to increased risk of complications

Surgeries performed later in the day linked to increased risk of complications

Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive clot-dissolving medication have higher risk of death

Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive clot-dissolving medication have higher risk of death

Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke

Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke

New project to seek answers for effects of alcohol on the nervous system

New project to seek answers for effects of alcohol on the nervous system

Grammatical pronoun production more impaired in speech of people with agrammatic aphasia

Grammatical pronoun production more impaired in speech of people with agrammatic aphasia

BU researchers receive grant to explore ways of capturing health data using mobile devices

BU researchers receive grant to explore ways of capturing health data using mobile devices

Researchers examine wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivors

Researchers examine wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivors

Tai Chi may improve exercise behaviors in high-risk heart attack patients

Tai Chi may improve exercise behaviors in high-risk heart attack patients

Abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play major role in development of schizophrenia

Abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play major role in development of schizophrenia

In Oregon, end-of-life wishes are just a click away

In Oregon, end-of-life wishes are just a click away

Experts launch novel smartphone apps for AF patients and healthcare professionals

Experts launch novel smartphone apps for AF patients and healthcare professionals

Researchers propose LSD1 protein as central player in Alzheimer's and FTD

Researchers propose LSD1 protein as central player in Alzheimer's and FTD

Powerful clot-busting drugs found safe for treating stroke patients with dementia

Powerful clot-busting drugs found safe for treating stroke patients with dementia

Implantable device receives FDA approval as treatment option for central sleep apnea

Implantable device receives FDA approval as treatment option for central sleep apnea

FDA approves new treatment option for patients with moderate to severe central sleep apnea

FDA approves new treatment option for patients with moderate to severe central sleep apnea