ischemic stroke

Hypertension And Your Risk Of Stroke

There are risk factors that make some people more likely to have a stroke, and there are underlying causes and pre-existing conditions that could actually trigger a stroke. Sometimes, the line between a risk factor and a cause is blurred. A risk factor like high blood pressure, for example, turns … Read More

Congenital Heart Disease: How It Can Affect Us in Adulthood

An estimated 40,000 babies are born in the U.S. every year with congenital heart disease—an abnormality of the structure of the heart or blood vessels. Not long ago, many of these children wouldn’t live to reach adulthood. However, advances in treatments are helping people born with congenital heart disease to … Read More

What Is Cerebrovascular Disease?

A cerebrovascular disease is one caused by arteries blocked by a blood clot, bleeding in or around the brain caused by a ruptured blood vessel, and any change in the brain’s blood vessels that alters the normal flow of blood. “Cerebro” refers to the brain and “vascular” pertains to blood … Read More

Can You Die From a Stroke? Unfortunately, Yes

Stroke is an emergency. When a stroke occurs, how much brain function is lost—and your ability to survive the stroke--depends on the type of stroke, its location, and how quickly the stroke is treated. Neurologists use the phrase “Time is brain” to underscore the importance of rapid treatment for ischemic … Read More

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, … Read More

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