You may have a mental picture of what strokes are like, but in truth there are several different types of stroke, and they can affect the body in very different ways. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot cuts off blood supply to the brain, while a hemorrhagic stroke describes a brain bleed. Then there are mini-strokes and silent strokes that don't cause dramatic symptoms, but leave behind real damage.Learn More
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