A stroke is the disruption of oxygenated blood to the brain. There are two main types of stroke, ischaemic and haemorrhagic, while there is a third more minor stroke called transient ischaemic attack (TIA). An ischaemic stroke can be caused by a blood clot that formed in the heart and travelled to the brain or by atherothrombosis. Haemorrhagic strokes, conversely are caused by a rupture in the blood vessels that causes bleeding within the brain. A TIA is a blood clot that temporarily interrupts blood flow in the brain and is a major risk factor for future strokes that could cause more serious damage.
Find your support group
Being diagnosed with one or more of these conditions, or caring for someone who has been, can be a very stressful time. Luckily there are many support groups that can help you with any difficulties you are facing. We have collected some of them here and separated them into locations.
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Thrombosis Adviser is provided in collaboration with a board of advisers, comprised of recognised experts in the field of thrombosis.