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Stroke: Hope Through Research

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells. In the same way that a person suffering a loss of blood flow to the heart is said to be having a heart attack, a person with a loss of blood flow to the brain or sudden bleeding in the brain can be said to be having a "brain attack."

 

Strokes

Strokes can affect a person's ability to speak, see, move, and think. Strokes may even cause death. In fact, they are the third leading killer in the United States. And they are the leading cause of disability in adults.

 

 

Stroke

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted.

 

 

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