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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.
New discovery may explain some forms of stroke

New discovery may explain some forms of stroke

MIT engineers design pliable 3D-printed mesh materials for ankle and knee braces

MIT engineers design pliable 3D-printed mesh materials for ankle and knee braces

New technology replaces the standard way to repair a hole in the heart

New technology replaces the standard way to repair a hole in the heart

Study uncovers impact of both low and high iron counts

Study uncovers impact of both low and high iron counts

MIT engineers design pliable, 3-D-printed mesh materials

MIT engineers design pliable, 3-D-printed mesh materials

Low-carb diet may reverse metabolic syndrome independent of weight loss

Low-carb diet may reverse metabolic syndrome independent of weight loss

People who worked long hours have higher risk of stroke, shows study

People who worked long hours have higher risk of stroke, shows study

Vitamin D supplementation may not reduce the risk of heart disease

Vitamin D supplementation may not reduce the risk of heart disease

Investment in stroke prevention interventions is good for the future

Investment in stroke prevention interventions is good for the future

Study finds link between poor oral health and increased risk of liver cancer

Study finds link between poor oral health and increased risk of liver cancer

Study shows risk of sudden death may apply even to people with well-controlled epilepsy

Study shows risk of sudden death may apply even to people with well-controlled epilepsy

Cancer patients taking statin medication has lower risk of suffering a stroke

Cancer patients taking statin medication has lower risk of suffering a stroke

MRI imaging could guide treatment decisions for angina patients

MRI imaging could guide treatment decisions for angina patients

Inhaling irritant that mimics air pollution changes defensive heart-lung reflex for hypertension

Inhaling irritant that mimics air pollution changes defensive heart-lung reflex for hypertension

Study provides new insight into the heritability of coronary artery disease

Study provides new insight into the heritability of coronary artery disease

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