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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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Strokes in humans occur when blood supply flowing to the brain is reduced or interrupted, which causes the brain cells to die because the brain is not receiving nutrients and oxygen, according to Mayo Clinic. A stroke ma... 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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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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