- Stroke occurs when blood vessel carrying oxygen to brain is blocked or bursts
- There are two main types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic
- Risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure, smoking, obesity
A stroke is a very scary thing: A vessel carrying blood to the brain becomes blocked or bursts, leaving the brain deprived of the essential oxygen and nutrients it needs to survive. In the minutes following a stroke, brain cells begin to die.