Stroke is a 'Brain Attack'
Stroke is often called a "brain attack" because it affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke happens when an artery that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs and starts to die.
Common Types of Stroke
About 80 percent of all strokes are caused by a severe blockage of blood to part of the brain. Most commonly, blood flow through an artery is blocked by atherosclerosis (narrowed arteries).
Occurs when arteries break, causing bleeding into or around the brain.
A Stroke is a Medical Emergency
Time lost is brain lost.
If you or someone else are experiencing the signs or symptoms of a stroke call 9-1-1 immediately. There are treatments that can save your life or someone you love if they are given as soon as possible.