Different Types of Strokes

Explore all of the different types of strokes including details and images, presented in a way that makes it easy for stroke survivors, families, friends and caregivers to understand.

AFib (Atrial Fibrillation)

Is an irregular and very rapid heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots in the heart. AFib increases the risk of stroke, heart failure and other-related complications.

Ischemic Stroke

Occurs when blood clots or other particles such as fatty deposits typically called plaque, block the blood vessels to the brain, resulting in the loss of critical functions controlled by the brain.

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Occurs when blood from an artery suddenly begins bleeding into the brain. As a result, the part of the body controlled by the damaged area of the brain cannot work properly. There are two main types of hemorrhagic stroke: There are two main types of hemorrhagic stroke: Intracranial hemorrhages, when the bleeding occurs inside the brain, and Subarachnoid hemorrhages, when the bleeding occurs between the brain and the membranes that cover it.

87% of all strokes

are ischemic stroke, which is when the blood flow is blocked to the brain.

795,000 people

in the US suffer from strokes annually.

Nearly 1 in 4 people

that suffer a stroke, will have a second one.

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