Explained: Why do strokes occur?

A stroke, which is also known as a cerebral infarct, occurs when there is no blood flow to part of the brain, leading to brain cell death. The most common type of stroke is a hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by the rupture of a blood vessel.  

Neurologist Dr. Roland Hamilton Jr. discusses the importance of preventing and stopping strokes.

Explained is a series of short videos where Northside experts explain common patient questions.

Learn more about the Northside Hospital Stroke Center. 


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