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Most people are pretty familiar with the basic signs of a stroke, but what you may not know is that there are two categories doctors use to classify strokes; Ischemic and Hemorrhagic. Depending on the stroke type Thrombotic and Embolic Ischemic Strokes account for 87% of cases.

cardiologist-nycWhat causes a Thrombotic Stroke?
Thrombotic strokes are the most common type. They occur when a blood clot blocks the flow of healthy blood to your brain. Before the clot forms plaque builds up in the carotid artery lining causing it to narrow. As it narrows your blood flow decreases and the plaque releases a clotting agent. This clotting agent makes platelets stick together within the artery forming a clot.

They are precipitated by mini strokes (Transient Ischemic Attacks).

What causes an Embolic Stroke?
Embolic strokes are caused by a traveling clot. If a clot forms somewhere else in your body, like your heart, the clot can be quite fragile and if a piece of it breaks off, it can use your bloodstream to access your brain.

Once the clot reaches your brain it can lodge itself in a large artery or small blood vessel. Either way, the clot will eventually be too large to pass through your brain



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