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For our 5th anniversary we revisit neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change. To find out what’s new and how to use it for stroke recovery, we talk to Peter Levine, the author of Stronger After Stroke.
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InfarctAn infarction can happen anywhere in the body, but in stroke, it describes an area of brain tissue that has not received its blood supply and as a result it has been damaged. An infarct can be tiny or affect a larger part of the brain.
For similar information see Types of strokeInfarction happens when a part of your brain doesn’t get enough blood.
This causes damage to your brain.
It can be a very small area.
It can be a larger part of your brain.
See Types of stroke