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Other names for a stroke include:
Ischemic Stroke is the most common type. It occurs when a clot of other blockage stops or hinders blood flow to the brain. Ischemic Strokes account for more than 80% of strokes that occur. Transient Ischemic Attach (TIA) is also called a “mini stroke” and occurs when a blood clot blocks and artery for a short time. The symptoms of a TIA are like warning signs of a stroke but they usually last only a few minutes. About 100% of strokes are preceded by TIAs and are a very strong predictor of stroke risk TIAs are a medical emergency and should be treated immediately! Hemorrhagic Stroke is caused by a blood vessel breaking or rupturing in the brain. This is also referred to as a “cerebral Aneurysm” or “Brain Hemorrhage.” The main cause for this type of stroke is high blood pressure or hypertension.
If you think you are having a stroke, immediately call 911.