Neurology and Neurosurgery/Ischemic Stroke

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Ischemic Stroke occurs when blood flow is blocked to a portion of the brain, resulting in the death (ischemia) of neurons in the brain. A blood clot can interfere with blood flow in the brain, by cutting off blood flow beyond a certain point and result in ischemia of brain tissue dependant upon the blood flow that is downstream from the occluding clot.