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The primary NIH organization for research on Stroke is the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
 

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What is Stroke
A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. There are two kinds of stroke: The more common kind, called ischemic stroke and 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.
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Types of Stroke
  • Types of Stoke
    National Stroke Association
  • What are the types of stroke?
    American Heart/Stroke Association
    • Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. It accounts for 87 percent of all stroke cases.
    • Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures. Two types of weakened blood vessels usually cause hemorrhagic stroke: aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).
    • Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by a temporary clot. Often called a “mini stroke”, these warning strokes should be taken very seriously.
    • What is Pediatric Stroke? Infographic

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