Talking to your doctor
Working with your doctor is an important part of managing your risk of stroke. Be prepared and learn how to talk to your doctor.
A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted, usually in one of two ways:
1. A blood clot blocks blood flow to the brain.
This is called an ischemic stroke.
The blood clot may get into the brain by:
2. Blood vessels burst in the brain.
This is called a hemorrhagic stroke. Blood leaking into the brain and the interruption in blood flow both damage the brain.
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