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A blockage of one of the arteries that supplies the deeper structures of the brain causes a lacunar stroke, explains Drugs.com. The blockage frequently occurs as a consequence of hypertension, which causes a pounding pul... More »

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A bilateral lacunar infarct refers to a stroke that damages deep brain structures, for example the thalamus, the basal ganglia or the pons, in both hemispheres of the brain, according to Drugs.com. It occurs when one of ... More »

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A person experiencing any signs of a stroke should call 911 or seek other emergency medical help immediately. Stroke symptoms include sudden numbness, weakness, sudden vision changes, sudden trouble speaking, sudden conf... More »

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