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HES On...StrokeNational statistics
- Publication Date:
- 10 Jul 2012
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Strategic Health Authorities, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Hospital Trusts, Country, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Provider, Regions
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2009 to 31 Mar 2010
A stroke occurs when blood flow to areas of the brain is disrupted, this can be due to
- ischemia - lack of blood flow, caused by occlusion of blood vessels usually by thrombosis or embolism
- haemorrhage - rupture of fragile blood vessels in the brain.
As a result the affected brain area is unable to function properly, leading to problems with movement, speech and sight.
Last edited: 11 April 2018 4:17 pm