Strokes are caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain and are classified by the type of blood flow interruption as listed below.

Ischemic stroke – blood vessel blockage that prevents blood flow to the brain such as plaque build up in the carotid arteries.

Hemorrhagic stroke – When the vessel ruptures inside of the brain and bleeds.

Transient Ischemic stroke or TIA –  a temporary blockage or mini-stroke which can cause permanent damage and are a sign of more serious stroke in the future.

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