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What causes ischemic brain injury?

Ischemic brain injury is caused by a decrease in blood flow to part of the brain. This happens when there is a blockage in one of the arteries in the brain or an artery leading to the brain. This blockage creates an insufficient flow of blood which affects the delivery of oxygen to the brain. Ischemic brain injury can result from a cardiac arrest or from severe low blood pressure (also known as hypotension).

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