• Risk Factors for Stroke

    One year ago - By Active Beat

    Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in North America. It is a medical emergency. Researchers estimate every year approximately 500,000 Americans have a first stroke and approximately 20-percent die within 30-days. The two types of stroke are ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. The most common type of stroke is ischemic and occurs when the artery that supplies oxygenated blood to the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when an artery in the brain leaks blood or ruptures, which can damage brain cells by exerting pressure.
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