A stroke happens when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel, or when a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. As your brain loses the blood it needs, brain cells begin to die.
Getting immediate emergency care can limit the damage from a stroke, so it’s important to know the signs and symptoms. If you or someone you love has had a stroke, you can learn about the different types and common effects.
Learn the warning signs and risks
Learn about types of stroke
Learn the effects of stroke