What Happens When You Have A Stroke?

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Definition

A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain. A stroke is sometimes called a "brain attack."

See also:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Cerebral hemorrhage

Alternative Names

Cerebrovascular disease; CVA; Cerebral infarction; Cerebral hemorrhage; Ischemic stroke; Stroke - ischemic; Cerebrovascular accident; Stroke - hemorrhagic


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

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