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Stroke

Stroke A stroke involves brain damage caused by a loss of blood circulation to an area of the brain. The blockage usually occurs when a clot or (less often) piece of atherosclerotic plaque breaks away from an artery elsewhere in the body and lodges within the vasculature of the brain.