American Heart Association - Stroke Treatment

A stroke occurs when a vessel in the brain ruptures or is blocked by a blood clot. Stroke medical treatments work to either open the blockage or treat the rupture. Medical advances have greatly improved survival rates from stroke treatments during the last decade.

Mayo Clinic - Stroke Treatment

Emergency treatment for stroke depends on whether you're having an ischemic stroke blocking an artery — the most common kind — or a hemorrhagic stroke that involves bleeding into the brain.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: The Stroke Center

Stroke is the nation's third leading killer and the leading cause of disability. There are two types of stroke:

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