A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is suddenly interrupted.
In brain tissue, a reduction of blood flow, cerebral ischemia, leads to an ischemic cascade that can damage or kill brain cells.
Stroke is diagnosed through several techniques.
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