Stroke – occurs when the blood supply to the brain tissue is affected, either by a clot (thrombosis) or by a blood vessel bursting. Some of the brain tissue may be damaged, which may result in loss of speech, movement, thinking ability, and sphincter control.
The signs and symptoms of a stroke vary from person to person, but usually begin suddenly.
There is a high risk of a second stroke occurring within one month of the first
Lower risk of a stroke occurring up to six months after the first