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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.
Black Americans are more at risk from strokes

Black Americans are more at risk from strokes

Cystatin-C, a new blood test for kidney function, is a better predictor of death and cardiovascular risk among the elderly

Cystatin-C, a new blood test for kidney function, is a better predictor of death and cardiovascular risk among the elderly

Two out of three Americans with type-2 diabetes do not have their disease under control

Two out of three Americans with type-2 diabetes do not have their disease under control

Researchers prevent post-traumatic brain damage using experimental drug

Researchers prevent post-traumatic brain damage using experimental drug

Hypertension drug combination yields high rate of blood pressure control in hard-to-treat patients

Hypertension drug combination yields high rate of blood pressure control in hard-to-treat patients

A drug that controls blood pressure and reduces heart risk also appears to protect against diabetes

A drug that controls blood pressure and reduces heart risk also appears to protect against diabetes

Mathematical way to identify babies at risk for epilepsy

Mathematical way to identify babies at risk for epilepsy

The brain damage wrought by a minor stroke can alter the way artists paint

The brain damage wrought by a minor stroke can alter the way artists paint

Experts redefine hypertension

Experts redefine hypertension

Erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure linked

Erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure linked

Distributing medications in specially designed blister packages rather than in bottles may increase the likelihood that medications will be taken properly

Distributing medications in specially designed blister packages rather than in bottles may increase the likelihood that medications will be taken properly

Tamoxifen study counters hopes that drug might protect the heart

Tamoxifen study counters hopes that drug might protect the heart

New trend in treating heart disease in diabetics - angioplasty using the Cypher Sirolimus-eluting coronary stent

New trend in treating heart disease in diabetics - angioplasty using the Cypher Sirolimus-eluting coronary stent

Data from its 43 million Medicare patients to be used to track side effects of drugs

Data from its 43 million Medicare patients to be used to track side effects of drugs

National stroke study sets new practice standard for Canada

National stroke study sets new practice standard for Canada

UK Chief Medical Officer updates heatwave plan

UK Chief Medical Officer updates heatwave plan

Targeted Genetics announces new patent for Hyperlipidemia

Targeted Genetics announces new patent for Hyperlipidemia

No glass ceiling for women when it comes to dying from heart disease, say experts

No glass ceiling for women when it comes to dying from heart disease, say experts

New study suggests Pioglitazone HCl may significantly improve key predictors of cardiovascular risk

New study suggests Pioglitazone HCl may significantly improve key predictors of cardiovascular risk

Metabolic syndrome costing four times that for all other patients

Metabolic syndrome costing four times that for all other patients