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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.
Study finds higher risks for asymptomatic paroxysmal AF patients

Study finds higher risks for asymptomatic paroxysmal AF patients

Kessler Foundation wins $735,000 grant for training rehabilitation researchers

Kessler Foundation wins $735,000 grant for training rehabilitation researchers

Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease

Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease

Methods from optogenetics, machine learning should help improve treatment options for stroke patients

Methods from optogenetics, machine learning should help improve treatment options for stroke patients

Starting menstruation early increases risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in later life

Starting menstruation early increases risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in later life

New study enrolls first patient to evaluate potential of WaveCrest LAAO System

New study enrolls first patient to evaluate potential of WaveCrest LAAO System

Preterm babies likely to experience delays in auditory brain development, study reveals

Preterm babies likely to experience delays in auditory brain development, study reveals

Global study on stroke prevention in high-risk AF patients

Global study on stroke prevention in high-risk AF patients

Researchers use novel PET tracer to assess myelin damage in mouse models of MS

Researchers use novel PET tracer to assess myelin damage in mouse models of MS

Study suggests shared genetic susceptibility to epilepsy and mood disorders

Study suggests shared genetic susceptibility to epilepsy and mood disorders

Unhealthy diet makes the body's defenses more aggressive in the long term

Unhealthy diet makes the body's defenses more aggressive in the long term

Circadian rhythms could hold key to novel treatments for glioblastoma

Circadian rhythms could hold key to novel treatments for glioblastoma

Salk scientists identify molecular target of experimental Alzheimer’s drug

Salk scientists identify molecular target of experimental Alzheimer’s drug

Deportation fears linked to cardiovascular health risk factors in Latinas

Deportation fears linked to cardiovascular health risk factors in Latinas

Ibuprofen intake could be leading to male infertility

Ibuprofen intake could be leading to male infertility

Neighborhood factors may play role in influencing heart failure risk

Neighborhood factors may play role in influencing heart failure risk

Exercise training may help middle-aged people to reduce heart failure risk from sedentary lifestyle

Exercise training may help middle-aged people to reduce heart failure risk from sedentary lifestyle

Polygenic risk score predicts early-onset heart disease risk

Polygenic risk score predicts early-onset heart disease risk

Obese adolescents show improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors after bariatric surgery

Obese adolescents show improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors after bariatric surgery

Powerful imaging technique sheds light on how the brain responds to vascular injury

Powerful imaging technique sheds light on how the brain responds to vascular injury