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A stroke, sometimes called a "brain attack," occurs when blood flow to an area in the brain is cut off. The brain cells, deprived of the oxygen and glucose needed to survive, die. If not caught early, permanent brain damage and death can result.

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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