Essay on Types Of Strokes : Ischemic Stroke And Hemorrhagic Stroke

1847 Words Oct 21st, 2014 8 Pages
Most people could probably guess that heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death, but many may not know that strokes are the fourth leading. Strokes are also one of the leading causes in long-term adult disability. A stroke occurs when there is a clot in a blood vessel or an artery located in the brain, interrupting or severely reducing blood flow to the brain, preventing it from getting the oxygen it needs. There are two different types of strokes, and there are multiple types of each stroke.Although there are many controllable risk factors, there are also many uncontrollable risk factors, but because there are warning signs, there is a chance of reducing long-term disability. There are two types of strokes: ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Ischemic strokes occur when the blood clots and blocks either an artery or blood vessel in the brain. They can occur as either an embolic stroke or a thrombotic stroke. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood vessel in the brain breaks. There are two types of hemorrhagic strokes: subarachnoid and intracerebral. There are two types of ischemic strokes. An embolic stroke occurs when a blood clot occurs somewhere in the body and then travels to the brain, eventually it will reach a blood vessel too small for it to pass through. The blood clot is most commonly formed in the heart, but it can be formed elsewhere also. A thrombotic stroke occurs when there is a blockage in at least one artery that supplies blood…

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