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10 Facts of Ischemic Stroke

What Is Ischemic Stroke?

An ischemic stroke is a form of stroke, which is also known as cerebral ischemia or brain ischemia. It often occurs when the artery that delivers blood to your brain is blocked. This blockage restricts the oxygen and blood flow to the cognitive system, thus causing some damages to brain cells. If circulation is not resumed immediately, these damages would be permanent. It is estimated that ischemic stroke accounts for up to 85 percent of all strokes. That is why it is important to understand its risk factors and symptoms to take preventive measures. [1]