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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.
Specific patterns of fat distribution linked to metabolic disease, shows study

Specific patterns of fat distribution linked to metabolic disease, shows study

PSCK9 inhibitors may provide benefit to atherosclerosis patients with high lipoprotein(a) levels

PSCK9 inhibitors may provide benefit to atherosclerosis patients with high lipoprotein(a) levels

Combination of vascular risk and brain amyloid levels may accelerate age-related cognitive decline

Combination of vascular risk and brain amyloid levels may accelerate age-related cognitive decline

Mediterranean diet may protect people from negative effects of air pollution

Mediterranean diet may protect people from negative effects of air pollution

CT scan still effective to determine thrombectomy treatment in stroke, study shows

CT scan still effective to determine thrombectomy treatment in stroke, study shows

Frontal cortical lesions moderate response to prism adaptation treatment after stroke

Frontal cortical lesions moderate response to prism adaptation treatment after stroke

3D simulation reveals beneficial impact of medically induced brain cooling

3D simulation reveals beneficial impact of medically induced brain cooling

Natural antioxidant bilirubin may provide cardiovascular benefits

Natural antioxidant bilirubin may provide cardiovascular benefits

Prestroke and poststroke oral anticoagulation therapy in AF patients

Prestroke and poststroke oral anticoagulation therapy in AF patients

Princeton researchers create and share detailed maps of over thousand neurons

Princeton researchers create and share detailed maps of over thousand neurons

Updated SSC Bundle aims to improve survival for sepsis patients

Updated SSC Bundle aims to improve survival for sepsis patients

Study: Psoriasis patients taking Humira show no change in aortic inflammation

Study: Psoriasis patients taking Humira show no change in aortic inflammation

Clot busting drug combo reduces risk of major strokes in high risk patients

Clot busting drug combo reduces risk of major strokes in high risk patients

Drug combination may prevent secondary stroke in certain patients, study shows

Drug combination may prevent secondary stroke in certain patients, study shows

Automated system more accurate in identifying patients at risk for ventilator-associated pneumonia

Automated system more accurate in identifying patients at risk for ventilator-associated pneumonia

Study shows link between better diet quality and larger brain volume

Study shows link between better diet quality and larger brain volume

New AI software accurately identifies commonest cause of stroke and dementia

New AI software accurately identifies commonest cause of stroke and dementia

Taking clot-preventing drug with aspirin may lower risk of major stroke, finds study

Taking clot-preventing drug with aspirin may lower risk of major stroke, finds study

Study: Drug used to treat blood loss may be beneficial for some stroke patients

Study: Drug used to treat blood loss may be beneficial for some stroke patients

First epoetin alfa biosimilar receives FDA approval to treat certain types of anemia

First epoetin alfa biosimilar receives FDA approval to treat certain types of anemia