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what's the difference between ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and embolic stroke?
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Dr. Seth Zeidman answered
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Pathophysiology: Ischemic stroke occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked.A thrombotic stroke occurs when diseased or damaged cerebral arteries become blocked by the formation of a blood clot within the brain. An embolic stroke is also caused by a clot within an artery, but in this case the clot (or emboli) forms somewhere other than in the brain itself. Hemorrhagic stroke is sudden bleed into the brain.
Answered on Mar 10, 2020
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