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What is a Stroke?
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Just like a heart attack, a stroke or brain attack, can change a person’s life in a matter of minutes. During a brain attack, blood carrying oxygen and nutrients stops flowing to an area of the brain. This happens when blood vessels get blocked or break open. The brain cells cannot work without oxygen.

When the brain cells do not work, the part of the body controlled by these cells will not work either. If the blood flow is lost for more than several minutes, brain tissue around the area dies. When brain tissue dies, there is usually also a loss of function in other areas of the body.