|What is Stroke?|
, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain cells die.
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This content was last reviewed on 10/23/2012.
Stroke can be caused either by a clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain (called an ischemic stroke) or by a blood vessel rupturing and preventing blood flow to the brain (called a hemorrhagic stroke). A TIA (transient ischemic attack), or "mini stroke", is caused by a temporary clot.
|What are the effects of stroke?|