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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 shows role of cholesterol crystals during heart attack

Study shows role of cholesterol crystals during heart attack

New diagnostic tool uses near-infrared light to spot patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes

New diagnostic tool uses near-infrared light to spot patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes

Smoking increases risk of developing frailty in older adults

Smoking increases risk of developing frailty in older adults

Study: Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person care for people with Parkinson's disease

Study: Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person care for people with Parkinson's disease

Research highlights need for expert treatment to manage subarachnoid hemorrhages

Research highlights need for expert treatment to manage subarachnoid hemorrhages

Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women

Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women

BU scientist wins $231,000 AHA award to improve cardiovascular therapies

BU scientist wins $231,000 AHA award to improve cardiovascular therapies

Scientists reveal engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health

Scientists reveal engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health

BMG LABTECH develop world's first gas ramping function to mimic in vitro ischaemia/reperfusion conditions in a microplate reader

BMG LABTECH develop world's first gas ramping function to mimic in vitro ischaemia/reperfusion conditions in a microplate reader

Emory scientists use new tools to detect granulins for the first time inside cells

Emory scientists use new tools to detect granulins for the first time inside cells

Large study looks at beneficial and detrimental effects of alcohol consumption

Large study looks at beneficial and detrimental effects of alcohol consumption

Researchers develop injectable tissue patch to repair damaged heart

Researchers develop injectable tissue patch to repair damaged heart

Chemist develops new sugar-coated probe to easily detect low pH in living cells

Chemist develops new sugar-coated probe to easily detect low pH in living cells

Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns

Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns

Study shows that gene outside the brain controls ability to rebound from sleep deprivation

Study shows that gene outside the brain controls ability to rebound from sleep deprivation

High-quality diet could make significant difference in South Asian women at risk for gestational diabetes

High-quality diet could make significant difference in South Asian women at risk for gestational diabetes

An exercise pill for heart failure patients

An exercise pill for heart failure patients

Study finds decline in stroke rates for men but not women

Study finds decline in stroke rates for men but not women

Researchers awarded $1.5 million each to help uncover breakthrough in heart-health research

Researchers awarded $1.5 million each to help uncover breakthrough in heart-health research

Study: Less than half of stroke patients received prescription for cholesterol-lowering drug

Study: Less than half of stroke patients received prescription for cholesterol-lowering drug