Brain Health: Strokes

Rosemarie Schwitzer, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says there are two different types of strokes: ischemic stroke is the most common and it happens when there is a blocked blood vessel, because of a blood clot or a cholesterol plaque that is stopping the blood flow of the brain. The second type is the hemorrhagic stroke, which is a rupture of a blood vessel due to hypertension or an aneurysm rupture. It is the most dangerous type of stroke, because it can cause a change in the pressure of the head and the brain tries to seek a way out.

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