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What types of stroke are there besides ischemic strokes?

Other then ischemic strokes there are two other kinds of stroke: hemorrhagic strokes and transient ischemic attacks (tIAs). Hemorrhagic strokes occur when a weakened blood vessel ruptures. Two types of weakened blood vessels usually cause hemorrhagic stroke: aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). However, the most common cause of hemorrhagic stroke is uncontrolled high blood pressure. A temporary clot causes a transient ischemic attack. Often called a mini stroke, these warning strokes should be taken very seriously. Most of the time symptoms resolve after a transient ischemic attack.

There are two types of stroke, hemorrhagic strokes and ischemic strokes. Ischemic strokes, which are the most common type of strokes, result when a blood clot or accumulation of fat in an artery causes a reduction in blood flow in the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes result from bleeding inside the brain, which may occur if a blood vessel or aneurysm (a swelling in an artery) ruptures. Both types of stroke are serious and require immediate medical attention.

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