Utah Valley Clinic Neurology
A stroke, or brain attack, happens when blood flow to your brain is stopped. It is an emergency situation.
The brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients in order to work well. If blood supply is stopped, even for a short time, this call cause problems. Brain cells begin to die after just minutes without blood or oxygen.
When brain cells die, brain function is lost. You may not be able to do things that are controlled by that part of the brain. For example, a stroke may affect your ability to:
A stroke can happen to anyone at anytime.
A stroke is caused when blood flow to your brain is stopped or disrupted.
There are two types of strokes.
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