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    Stroke

    Stroke

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    A stroke is a sudden disruption in blood flow to the brain caused by a blockage or bleeding of a blood vessel. Areas of the brain that are affected by the blockage or bleeding can become damaged within minutes. The effects of a stroke may be mild or severe and temporary or permanent. The effects depend on which brain cells are damaged, how much of the brain is involved, and how quickly the blood supply is restored to the area.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
    Last Revised November 29, 2012

    Last Revised: November 29, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

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