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What are the types of strokes?

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There are two types of stroke:

  • Ischemic strokes happen when a blood vessel is blocked. About 80% of all strokes are ischemic.
  • Hemorrhagic (heh-more-raj-ik) strokes happen when a blood vessel in the brain breaks or ruptures. The result is blood seeping into the brain tissue, causing damage to brain cells.

From: Men and Stroke WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Stroke Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 01, 2019

SOURCE: American Stroke Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 01, 2019

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