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Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke Causes

Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke Causes

About 87 percent of strokes are ischemic, meaning they are caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain. Most ischemic strokes are the result of cardiovascular disease, or atherosclerosis. Ischemic stroke causes can also be from a clot (embolism) that forms in the heart or aorta, breaks away,

Hemorrhagic Stroke Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Hemorrhagic Stroke Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

When a weakened artery in the brain ruptures, blood flows into the brain, compresses the tissue and kills brain cells. This is a hemorrhagic stroke.
About 75 percent of hemorrhagic strokes (13 percent of all strokes) occur within the brain itself. These are called intracerebral hemorrhages.
In the other 25 percent, the

Brain Microbleeds: Under-Recognized Contributor to Cognitive Decline

Many of us are unaware of a relatively common age-related health issue—cerebral microbleeds (CMB, largely symptomless leakage from miniscule blood vessels into surrounding brain tissue). Cerebral microbleeds have been linked to a decline in cognitive functions such as memory, thinking and information processing. The good news is that the condition

Clean Up You Veins to Protect Your Memory

The more scientists delve into the interrelationship between the brain and the cardiovascular system, the more evidence they find that blood vessel problems are important factors in cognitive decline and the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings offer hope for those of us who are worried about losing

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