What causes a lacunar stroke?
A lacunar stroke occurs when one of the arteries that provide blood to the brain’s deep structures is blocked. These arteries are small, and are uniquely vulnerable. High blood pressure (hypertension) can lead to lacunar strokes because it causes a pounding pulse.
What is the cost of a stroke?
About 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes, in which blood flow to the brain is blocked. 2 Stroke-related costs in the United States came to nearly $46 billion between 2014 and 2015. 2 This total includes the cost of health care services, medicines to treat stroke, and missed days of work.
What is a mini stroke?
Medically reviewed by Kayla Covert, PT, DPT — written by Flint Rehab. A mini stroke, also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), occurs when a temporary blood clot forms in one of the arteries of the brain.
What is a hemorrhagic stroke?
A hemorrhagic stroke happens when an artery in the brain leaks blood or ruptures (breaks open). The leaked blood puts too much pressure on brain cells, which damages them. High blood pressure and aneurysms—balloon-like bulges in an artery that can stretch and burst—are examples of conditions that can cause a hemorrhagic stroke.