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Strokes cause death of brain tissue. The damage is irreversible.

There are different types of strokes:

  • Clotting stroke: 
    - Blocked Artery

    Plaque scab breaks off and stops blood from reaching part of your brain, causing cell death
  • Bleeding stroke: 
    - Blood vessel bursts, blood leaks, squishing brain and causing severe brain damage or death.


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Last Reviewed: May 22, 2014