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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

HES On...Stroke

National statistics
Publication Date:
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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.



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