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Stroke Types and Risk Factors

Ischemic Stroke
When a blood vessel becomes blocked

Hemorrhagic Stroke
When a blood vessel in the brain leaks or bursts (such as during a brain aneurysm rupture)

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
When a blood vessel is blocked for a short time (also called a “mini-stroke”)

The following conditions increase your risk of having a stroke
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol levels (are we able to hyperlink the highlighted conditions to other sites so that if they want to know more information they can access it??)
  • High blood pressure (also known as hypertension)
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diabetes
Stroke survivors are at greater risk of having another stroke. Subsequent strokes can be more deadly and debilitating than the initial attack.
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