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Ready for a fresh start after your stroke?

You have found the right place. Whether your stroke just happened or it's been several years. Share your real-world stroke experience in order to regain a sense of encouragement and confidence. Help other stroke patients and their caregivers. Tell us how did it happen and what you experienced after your stroke. Become a member today.

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Signs and Symptoms

What is Ischemic Stroke? Know the signs and symptoms.

An ischemic stroke occurs when a clot or a mass clogs a blood vessel, cutting off the blood flow to brain cells. The underlying condition for this type of obstruction is the development of fatty deposits lining the vessel walls. This condition is called atherosclerosis. Ischemic strokes counts for 87% of stroke.

Please Note: The information posted on this community site is not meant as medical advice. Be sure to do your own research and talk to your physician before acting on anything you see in this community. 
 


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