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What types of stroke are there besides ischemic strokes?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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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