Cane and Able Stroke Recovery Group

What is a Stroke?

A stroke, sometimes called a "brain attack," occurs when blood flow is cut off from a portion of the brain. When this happens brain cells in that area are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. Depending on the area of the brain effected, this could result in loss of memory or muscle function. These symptoms could be temporary or long-lasting.

Types of Strokes

There are two types of strokes: hemorrhagic and ischemic.

Hemorrhagic Strokes occur when a vessel leaks blood into the brain or an brain aneurysm bursts. Although this is the least common type of stroke it frequently results in death.

Ischemic Strokes occur when a blood vessel is blocked and cannot deliver blood to the brain.

What is a TIA?

A TIA, or Transient Ischemic Attack, is an ischemic stroke that lasts a short period of time. It is also called a Mini Stroke.

What are Cryptogenic Strokes?

About one-third of strokes in American are classified as Cryptogenic Strokes which means there was no definitive cause determined for the stroke.

Act Quickly!

If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately! Learn the signs of a stroke.

Remember, time lost is brain lost.