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    Find factsheets, resources and tools to help you understand how stroke affects people, and how to get help or to help yourself

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  • Word of the day

    Stroke

    A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Blood is carried to the brain by blood vessels called arteries. Blood contains oxygen and important nurtrients for your brain cells. Blood may be interrupted or stop moving through an artery because the artery is blocked (ischaemic stroke) or bursts (haemmorhagic stroke). When brain cells do not get enough oxygen or nutrients, they die.


    For similar information see Types of stroke

    A stroke happens when blood can’t get to your brain.

    Your brain is fed by blood vessels called arteries. 

    Blood contains oxygen and food for your brain cells.

    Sometimes an artery is blocked or bursts. 

    The blood can’t get through to your brain cells. 

    If your brain cells do not get enough oxygen, they die.


    See Types of stroke