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Ischemic Stroke

Ischemic Stroke

A clot blocking blood flow to an area of the brain.

An ischemic stroke develops when a blood vessel (artery) supplying blood to an area of the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot. The clot may form in the blood vessel (thrombus) or travel from somewhere else in the blood system (embolus).

Current as of: August 6, 2023

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