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What is a stroke and the different types of stroke?

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Dr. Ramin Rafie
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Lack of blood

Generally, there are 2 types of stroke that ultimately result from not enough oxygen getting to the brain: 1 - ischemic (represents ~70%) is due to a blockage that results in not enough blood flow 2 - hemorrhagic (which is less often) results when a blood vessel bursts and blood spills out uncontrollably, may end up resulting compression on the brain given the limited volume in the skull.

In brief: Lack of blood

Generally, there are 2 types of stroke that ultimately result from not enough oxygen getting to the brain: 1 - ischemic (represents ~70%) is due to a blockage that results in not enough blood flow 2 - hemorrhagic (which is less often) results when a blood vessel bursts and blood spills out uncontrollably, may end up resulting compression on the brain given the limited volume in the skull.
Dr. Ramin Rafie
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