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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.
Stroke survivors and carers feel marginalized due to lack of support from primary care

Stroke survivors and carers feel marginalized due to lack of support from primary care

Catheter-based procedure increases treatment options for mitral valve disease

Catheter-based procedure increases treatment options for mitral valve disease

Liquefied brain tissue after stroke may harm surviving brain, UA study finds

Liquefied brain tissue after stroke may harm surviving brain, UA study finds

USC-led researchers release dataset of brain scans from stroke patients

USC-led researchers release dataset of brain scans from stroke patients

Clinical trial shows safety of promising TSRI stroke drug

Clinical trial shows safety of promising TSRI stroke drug

Scientists explore connection between bad sleep habits and stiff blood vessels

Scientists explore connection between bad sleep habits and stiff blood vessels

Study finds higher risk of stroke among blacks with atrial fibrillation than whites

Study finds higher risk of stroke among blacks with atrial fibrillation than whites

New wearable electronics could be game-changer for stroke rehabilitation

New wearable electronics could be game-changer for stroke rehabilitation

Heart attack symptoms often missed in women

Heart attack symptoms often missed in women

Psoriasis drug also effective at reducing aortic inflammation

Psoriasis drug also effective at reducing aortic inflammation

Study could lead to new therapies to improve movement control in stroke survivors

Study could lead to new therapies to improve movement control in stroke survivors

American Heart Association commends McDonald's for offering healthier menu in kids' meals

American Heart Association commends McDonald's for offering healthier menu in kids' meals

Learning stress-reducing techniques may benefit people with epilepsy

Learning stress-reducing techniques may benefit people with epilepsy

Study shows health and economic consequences of eating plant-based foods

Study shows health and economic consequences of eating plant-based foods

Common ketone supplement may reduce blood sugar in diabetics, suggests study

Common ketone supplement may reduce blood sugar in diabetics, suggests study

Researchers propose video games to improve mobility in stroke patients

Researchers propose video games to improve mobility in stroke patients

NIH releases unparalleled dataset from Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study

NIH releases unparalleled dataset from Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study

Simple toolkit improves quality of care in Indian hospitals

Simple toolkit improves quality of care in Indian hospitals

Study: Most children with sickle cell anemia not getting daily antibiotics to reduce the risk

Study: Most children with sickle cell anemia not getting daily antibiotics to reduce the risk

Scientists program nanorobots to shrink tumors

Scientists program nanorobots to shrink tumors