What is a stroke?
A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is blocked. This can happen when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs.
Did you know?
The face of stroke is changing. Even though the overall rate of stroke is declining, it is increasing for young people aged 25 to 44, while decreasing for those 65 and older.
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