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How many different types of strokes are there?

In general, there are two types of stroke: blood clot (blocked blood vessel) and hemorrhage (ruptured blood vessel). Strokes caused by clots are sometimes called ischemic attacks; these tend to be less severe, can be temporary (see “What is a TIA?” below), and are generally easier to treat. Hemorrhagic strokes are the result of a blood vessel rupturing in the brain. These tend to be more severe and have lower survival rates and lower chances of recovery.

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