Stroke Overview: Causes and types, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
A "brain attack" also known as a stroke develops when blood flow to the brain tissue is blocked. Brain hypoxia (low levels of oxygen distribution in the tissues) develops in many ways which we will discuss below. In this instance, time is of the essence as brain cells die rather quickly. The prevalence of stroke is placed as the second leading cause of death worldwide, thus making it an important topic of discussion.