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HES On...Stroke

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Publication Date:
10 Jul 2012
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Country
Date Range:
01 Apr 2009 to 31 Mar 2010

Summary

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.

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