A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. There are two major types of stroke:
Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel is blocked by a blood clot. Ischemic strokes can also be caused by arterial plaque.
A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes weak and bursts open causing blood to leak into the brain.
Risk factors for strokes include:
Signs and symptoms of a stroke include:
A Deborah physician will perform an exam to:
These additional tests will likely be ordered:
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