Each year, about 700,000 people in the United States have a stroke. Over 150,000 of these people die as a result, making it the third most common cause of death in the United States. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells.
Welcome to the Stroke Health Channel by eMedTV. On this channel, you will find a wealth of information on this topic, including articles about early warning signs, stroke causes, stroke recovery, and much more. Whether a loved one has recently had a stroke, or whether you want to learn about the various types of strokes, you will find the information you need here.
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