Stroke

Also known as: Cerebral artery occlusion with infarction
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the brain starts to die. The part of the body controlled by the damaged area of the brain can't work properly.

Brain damage can begin within minutes, so it is important to know the symptoms of stroke and act fast. Quick treatment can help limit damage to the brain and increase the chance of a full recovery.
Providence Stroke Center: The first nationally certified primary stroke center in Oregon and a leader in accessible, comprehensive, state-of-the-art stroke care, education and research, Providence Stroke Center cares for more stroke patients than any other health system in Oregon.

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