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What are the different types of strokes?
There are two main types of stroke.
This is the most common type of stroke. It occurs when a blood clot is lodged in an artery and cuts off blood supply to the brain. It is usually caused by either:
Related: Carotid Artery Disease
This occurs when there is a rupture of a blood vessel causing bleeding in the brain. It is usually caused by:
High blood pressure
Defects in the blood vessel wall such as cerebral aneurysms
Learning About Stroke
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This article was last reviewed on
Thursday, May 9, 2019
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