Stroke: About Stroke

An introduction to how a stroke occurs.

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What is Stroke?

Normal brain function requires oxygen and nutrients which are supplied by blood through blood vessels. A stroke occurs when there is a disruption of blood flow to the brain. The area of the brain which is deprived of blood is thus damaged, resulting in signs and symptoms of stroke.

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How Common is Stroke?​​

 

      how common is stroke​​


Learning About Stroke:

For more on stroke, go to our ​StrokeHub

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