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.