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    Ischemic Stroke

    Ischemic Stroke

    An ischemic stroke

    An ischemic stroke develops when a blood vessel (artery) supplying blood to an area of the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot. The clot may form in the blood vessel (thrombus) or travel from somewhere else in the blood system (embolus).

    About 80 out of 100 strokes are ischemic strokes. They are the most common type of stroke in older adults.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology

    Current as ofAugust 21, 2015

    Current as of: August 21, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology

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