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Types of stroke: Journeys to the brain-8

The term, “stroke” refers to a sudden stoppage of blood flow to a part of the brain. It can happen either due to a block to a supply route (artery) or a blast (rupture) in a supply route. Experts classify these into different types of stroke. The block to a supply route occurs due to a blood clot that lodges within a blood supplying vessel, an artery, or one of its smaller branches. Medical terms In the medical field, “stroke” is called “cerebrovascular accident” (in short, CVA). A stroke due to blockage due to a blood clot is called “ischemic…

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