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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.
Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age linked to increased risk for future heart problems

Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age linked to increased risk for future heart problems

New ground-breaking research could transform lives of many people with mobility issues

New ground-breaking research could transform lives of many people with mobility issues

FAU scientists develop rapid, reliable method to continuously monitor sickle cell disease

FAU scientists develop rapid, reliable method to continuously monitor sickle cell disease

Replacing a small amount of red meat with healthier foods may improve life expectancy

Replacing a small amount of red meat with healthier foods may improve life expectancy

Overweight young children have a doubled risk of high blood pressure

Overweight young children have a doubled risk of high blood pressure

More screening and new treatments needed for sickle cell disease

More screening and new treatments needed for sickle cell disease

UAMS-developed noninvasive device detects melanoma in earliest stages

UAMS-developed noninvasive device detects melanoma in earliest stages

Post-stroke headache in children may be a risk factor for stroke recurrence

Post-stroke headache in children may be a risk factor for stroke recurrence

Vitamin D and estrogen can prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in women

Vitamin D and estrogen can prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in women

Remission of rheumatoid arthritis linked with reduction in cardiovascular complications

Remission of rheumatoid arthritis linked with reduction in cardiovascular complications

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to assess impact of Med-South behavioral weight loss program

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to assess impact of Med-South behavioral weight loss program

Catheter-based valve replacement procedure safe for patients with common heart defect

Catheter-based valve replacement procedure safe for patients with common heart defect

Hybrid instrument could be used to quickly diagnose cerebral ischemia

Hybrid instrument could be used to quickly diagnose cerebral ischemia

Early life adversity and high levels of FKBP5 protein amplify anxiety-like behavior

Early life adversity and high levels of FKBP5 protein amplify anxiety-like behavior

Polygenic risk scores based on entire genome sequence may reliably predict heart disease

Polygenic risk scores based on entire genome sequence may reliably predict heart disease

URMC biotech start-up receives funding to develop cell-based therapies for neurological disorders

URMC biotech start-up receives funding to develop cell-based therapies for neurological disorders

Almost 3 million deaths linked to low fruit and vegetable intake, warns study

Almost 3 million deaths linked to low fruit and vegetable intake, warns study

AI tool can aid in the diagnosis of brain aneurysms

AI tool can aid in the diagnosis of brain aneurysms

New research explores foundational questions about end-of-life choices for people with dementia

New research explores foundational questions about end-of-life choices for people with dementia

Minimally invasive treatment fixes hole in the heart

Minimally invasive treatment fixes hole in the heart