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    What are the different types of strokes?

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  • Dr Nicholas Bradfield

    Clinical Neuropsychologist, Psychologist

    Dr Bradfield is a Clinical Neuropsychologist working in private practice and in the public health system in Melbourne, Australia. He has clinical experience conducting neuropsychological … View Profile

    There are two main types of stroke:

    1. Ischaemic.  Caused by a blockage of a blood vessel by a thrombus or embolus, which starves the supplied part of the brain of oxygen. 
    2. Haemorrhagic.  Caused by a breakdown of a blood vessel wall, resulting in blood accumulating within the brain.

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