What Causes a Stroke?

Buildup of plaque and blood clots causing blockage of an artery that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the brain can cause an ischemic stroke, while sudden bleeding from causes such as high blood pressure can result in a hemorrhagic stroke.

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  • SourceUrl: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/subscribe/3840
  • Syndication ID: 4132
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Content Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  • Date Syndication Captured: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 03:13 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Saturday, January 09, 2021 at 12:43 AM
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