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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.
Researchers use mouse model to better understand mechanism involved in atrial fibrillation

Researchers use mouse model to better understand mechanism involved in atrial fibrillation

Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep, study shows

Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep, study shows

New portable exosuit to improve running and walking performance

New portable exosuit to improve running and walking performance

American Indians experience higher risk of atrial fibrillation, study finds

American Indians experience higher risk of atrial fibrillation, study finds

Salk scientists receive NIH funding to map brain circuitry for movement

Salk scientists receive NIH funding to map brain circuitry for movement

NIH offers support to address ethical challenges associated with clinical research advances

NIH offers support to address ethical challenges associated with clinical research advances

New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards accelerate the pace of neuroscience research

New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards accelerate the pace of neuroscience research

Neuroscientists to introduce new approach to assess brain damage in Parkinson's patients

Neuroscientists to introduce new approach to assess brain damage in Parkinson's patients

Statins, helping or harming?

Statins, helping or harming?

Exercising before breakfast benefits your health

Exercising before breakfast benefits your health

Fitbit and Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance team up to address gaps in atrial fibrillation

Fitbit and Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance team up to address gaps in atrial fibrillation

Being obese may lead to fat accumulation in the lungs

Being obese may lead to fat accumulation in the lungs

Frequent drinking strongest risk factor for atrial fibrillation

Frequent drinking strongest risk factor for atrial fibrillation

Young adults with PTSD more likely to experience a stroke event by middle age

Young adults with PTSD more likely to experience a stroke event by middle age

Study compares frequent drinking and binge drinking for new-onset atrial fibrillation

Study compares frequent drinking and binge drinking for new-onset atrial fibrillation

Concussed athlete's brain may not fully recover even one year after return to play

Concussed athlete's brain may not fully recover even one year after return to play

Scientists use patient-derived neurons to develop new treatment strategy for Parkinson's disease

Scientists use patient-derived neurons to develop new treatment strategy for Parkinson's disease

New blood self-collection device quickly estimates a person's exposure to radiation

New blood self-collection device quickly estimates a person's exposure to radiation

NIH-funded research consortium aims to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration

NIH-funded research consortium aims to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Subtle changes in mitochondrial DNA can have profound consequences for patient's health

Subtle changes in mitochondrial DNA can have profound consequences for patient's health