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Are there different kinds of stroke?
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Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Yes
Strokes can be classified as hemorrhagic or ischemic.
A hemorrhagic stroke is where there is bleeding in and amongst the environs of the brain. Ischemic strokes are the result of blockage or diminished flow to regions of the brain. Ultimately, a stroke is a pathological alteration of brain blood flow.

In brief: Yes
Strokes can be classified as hemorrhagic or ischemic.
A hemorrhagic stroke is where there is bleeding in and amongst the environs of the brain. Ischemic strokes are the result of blockage or diminished flow to regions of the brain. Ultimately, a stroke is a pathological alteration of brain blood flow.
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
In brief: Yes.
Most strokes are either ischemic (lack of blood flow) or hemorrhagic (ruptured blood vessels).
Roughly 80% and 20% respectively. A few cases are due to other causes such as asphyxia, hemorrhage, poisons, etc--but most of them also produce damage by interfering with brain oxygen metabolism.

In brief: Yes.
Most strokes are either ischemic (lack of blood flow) or hemorrhagic (ruptured blood vessels).
Roughly 80% and 20% respectively. A few cases are due to other causes such as asphyxia, hemorrhage, poisons, etc--but most of them also produce damage by interfering with brain oxygen metabolism.
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