What Are The Common Causes Of Stroke Among The Elderly?

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A stroke is the sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen. A stroke is usually defined as one of two types:

  • Ischemic (caused by a blockage in an artery)
  • Hemorrhagic (caused by a tear in the artery's wall that produces bleeding into or around the brain)

The consequences of a stroke, the type of functions affected, and the severity, depend on where in the brain it has occurred and the extent of the damage.

Blood Flow Blockage. Strokes are caused by either blood flow blockage to...

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