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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.
Young adults with depression and poor mental health more likely to develop cardiovascular disease

Young adults with depression and poor mental health more likely to develop cardiovascular disease

The safety profile of the first and second monovalent and bivalent BNT162b2 mRNA booster vaccines in older adults

The safety profile of the first and second monovalent and bivalent BNT162b2 mRNA booster vaccines in older adults

COVID pandemic caused cardiovascular deaths to rise sharply

COVID pandemic caused cardiovascular deaths to rise sharply

Nerve stimulation therapy for spinal cord injuries shows promise in animal studies

Nerve stimulation therapy for spinal cord injuries shows promise in animal studies

Special vascular cells sense when the brain region needs energy

Special vascular cells sense when the brain region needs energy

Cardiovascular disease risk after pre-eclampsia manifests at young ages and early after delivery

Cardiovascular disease risk after pre-eclampsia manifests at young ages and early after delivery

Sobering statistics from the AHA's 2023 heart disease and stroke update

Sobering statistics from the AHA's 2023 heart disease and stroke update

Few simple adjustments to your daily diet can help reduce heart disease risk

Few simple adjustments to your daily diet can help reduce heart disease risk

Neurons in a bow-shaped brain region become hyperactive after chronic stress exposure

Neurons in a bow-shaped brain region become hyperactive after chronic stress exposure

All-cause mortality risk higher among individuals with head injury

All-cause mortality risk higher among individuals with head injury

More high-risk patients with pulmonary embolism may benefit from surgical intervention

More high-risk patients with pulmonary embolism may benefit from surgical intervention

What is the association between COVID-19, cardiovascular disease, and mortality?

What is the association between COVID-19, cardiovascular disease, and mortality?

Using motion capture technology and AI to monitor the progression of movement disorders

Using motion capture technology and AI to monitor the progression of movement disorders

Heart symptoms persist in 10% of patients with long-COVID

Heart symptoms persist in 10% of patients with long-COVID

Speech neuroprostheses can decode speech based on brain activity

Speech neuroprostheses can decode speech based on brain activity

State-of-the-art Biocontainment Unit opened at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

State-of-the-art Biocontainment Unit opened at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Nearly half a million people missed out on blood pressure lowering medication during the pandemic

Nearly half a million people missed out on blood pressure lowering medication during the pandemic

Transient ischemic attack needs emergency assessment to help prevent a full-blown stroke

Transient ischemic attack needs emergency assessment to help prevent a full-blown stroke

Several genes and individual genetic variations associated with atrial fibrillation discovered

Several genes and individual genetic variations associated with atrial fibrillation discovered

Researchers identify a specific neural mechanism behind remembering emotional events

Researchers identify a specific neural mechanism behind remembering emotional events