What is Ischemic stroke?


Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel supplying the brain is blocked, often by a blood clot or plaque buildup, resulting in a lack of oxygen and nutrients to the affected brain area. Without prompt restoration of circulation, irreversible brain damage can occur. Accounting for approximately 85% of all strokes, ischemic strokes can be caused by factors such as atherosclerosis, blood clots from the heart or elsewhere, or narrowing of brain blood vessels. Seeking immediate medical attention is vital to minimize brain damage and enhance outcomes for those experiencing an ischemic stroke. #strokeawareness #stroke #ischemicstroke