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Stroke Center

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General Overview

Stroke is a brain injury that occurs when the brain's blood supply is interrupted. Without oxygen and nutrients from blood, brain tissue starts to die rapidly, resulting in a sudden loss of function.

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Transient ischemic attack (TIA) refers to temporary brain dysfunction due to a shortage of blood and oxygen. It is sometimes referred to as a "mini-stroke." TIA is a serious condition that serves as a warning for a stroke.

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Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures

  • American Heart Association

    http://www.americanheart.org

  • National Stroke Association

    http://www.stroke.org