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What is dry stroke?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Ischemic: Dry stroke is a misnomer used for ischemic stroke that means interruption of blood supply to the brain due to a clot or an embolus. On the other hand, a hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding into the brain) will be an example of the wet stroke. See dr. Levine's brief discussion for further details - http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=_djquiubh0e.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
No bleeding: A dry or "ischemic" stroke is similar to a heart attack. A clot lodges in an artery to the brain which cuts of the blood supply causing damage to the brain. This is a stroke or a "brain attack". A "wet" stroke is a hemorrhage in the brain usually caused by either a malformation called and avm or an aneurysm or can also be called by uncontrolled hypertension.

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