Ischemia is an inadequate supply of blood flow to the affected tissue.docx

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Ischemia is an inadequate supply of blood flow to the affected tissue, while infarction is morelocalized, affecting an area of necrosis. Infarction can be produced from an artery blockage, or,venous drainage.A stroke occurs when an interruption of blood flows occurs in the brain; resulting in cellinjury and even brain death.Ischemic strokes account for up to 80% of all stroke cases, and are linked to occlusions in theblood vessel, either from clotting or foreign substance in the blood stream (I.E. Metastasizedcancer cells, fat, and/or air.)Hemorrhagic strokes, otherwise known as bleeding strokes, are much more dangerous due tothe addition of a hemorrhage bleed that causes additional pressure on the intracranial section of
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