Nervous System

The Brain

What are the two forms of stroke?

There are two forms of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke is the blockage of a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain. Ischemic strokes account for 80 percent of all strokes. Hemorrhagic stroke is bleeding into or around the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes account for 20 percent of all strokes.


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