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Stroke - series

Stroke - Series

Much of the brain is supplied blood by the internal carotid arteries.

Stroke - series

Stroke - Series

Much of the brain is supplied blood by the internal carotid arteries.

Stroke - series

Stroke - Part 2

The internal carotid arteries branch at the base of the brain in an area called the circle of Willis.

Stroke - series

Stroke - Part 2

The internal carotid arteries branch at the base of the brain in an area called the circle of Willis.

Stroke - series

Stroke - Part 3

A blood clot (thrombus) may form in the body, break-off, and travel to the brain through a carotid artery and the circle of Willis.

Stroke - series

Stroke - Part 3

A blood clot (thrombus) may form in the body, break-off, and travel to the brain through a carotid artery and the circle of Willis.

Stroke - series

Stroke - Part 4

The blood clot may block the passage of blood through a brain artery, depriving nearby tissue of oxygen and nutrients. The result is a stroke.

Stroke - series

Stroke - Part 4

The blood clot may block the passage of blood through a brain artery, depriving nearby tissue of oxygen and nutrients. The result is a stroke.

Review Date: 4/30/2018

Reviewed By: Amit M. Shelat, DO, FACP, Attending Neurologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, SUNY Stony Brook, School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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