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The causes of a stroke include either a blood clot in a blood vessel, most likely an artery, that blocks blood flow in the brain, or a blood vessel rupturing in the brain and causing a hemorrhage, according to WebMD. The... More »

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The most common cause of stroke in the elderly is a reduction or obstruction of blood flow to arteries in the brain. These are called ischemic strokes, and they can be caused by an embolus or a thrombus, explains Mayo Cl... More »

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The most common cause of a mini-stroke is a temporary interruption of the blood supply to a part of the brain by a clot, explains Mayo Clinic. A mini-stroke is also known as a transient ischemic attack, or TIA, and is a ... More »

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A stroke is a medical emergency caused by either a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain or a broken blood vessel bleeding into the brain, states MedlinePlus. Strokes involving blockage are called ischemic, and... More »

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An embolic stroke occurs when a blood clot moves to the brain and prevents blood flow, states Healthline. These blood clots typically travel upwards from the neck and upper chest. More »

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