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If a person suffers from an ischemic stroke, can they be damaged in the brain?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Yes: An ischemic stroke is due to the interruption of blood to an area of the brain. This loss of blood flow was prolonged, causing the brain tissue being served by the blood vessel to die-thus the designation of stroke. The amount of damage depends on the size of the blocked vessel and collateral flow. Collateral flow is from neighboring vessels that can "share" blood flow with the area lacking flow.

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