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What is the difference between embolism and a stroke?

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In brief: Can be the same

An embolism is a blood clot that travels and can cause a blockage of the artery.
A stroke can be caused by different things, such as an embolism or artery blockage. A stroke can also be caused by hardening of the arteries with blockage, or even an artery aneurysm that bursts with bleeding.

In brief: Can be the same

An embolism is a blood clot that travels and can cause a blockage of the artery.
A stroke can be caused by different things, such as an embolism or artery blockage. A stroke can also be caused by hardening of the arteries with blockage, or even an artery aneurysm that bursts with bleeding.
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