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STROKE AND BRAIN Aneurysms

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WHAT IS A STROKE?

A stroke or a “brain attack” is a sudden interruption in the brain’s blood supply. When the blood supply is interrupted, your brain no longer gets the oxygen and nutrients it needs, therefore causing brain cells to die by the minute.

Strokes can be caused either by a clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain called Acute Ischemic Stroke or by a blood vessel rupturing and preventing blood flow to the brain called a Hemorrhagic Stroke.

THERAPIES AND TREATMENTS

ACUTE  ISCHEMIC STROKE

An acute ischemic stroke (AIS) occurs when a vessel supplying blood to the brain is blocked.1

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acute ischemic stroke

HEMORRHAGIC STROKE AND BRAIN ANEURYSM

A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures.1

Learn More about Brain Aneurysms
brain aneurysm

brain ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS

An arteriovenous malformation, AVM, is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins. It involves a defect in the blood vessel system thought to occur mostly during fetal development.2

Learn more about AVM
Illustration of aneurysm caused by malformation.
2

Szajner M, Roman T, Markowicz J, et al. Onyx® in endovascular treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations - a review. Pol J Radiol. 2013;78(3):35–41.