Ischemic Versus Hemorrhagic Stroke
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An ischemic stroke happens when a blood vessel (artery) supplying blood to an area of the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot. About 80% of all strokes are ischemic strokes.
A hemorrhagic stroke happens when an artery in the brain leaks or bursts (ruptures).
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