ischemic stroke

noun

: stroke caused by the narrowing or blockage of a blood vessel supplying the brain

Note: Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. Obstruction of a blood vessel supplying the brain results either from a clot that has traveled in the blood from another part of the body (an embolism) or from a clot that has formed in place (a thrombus).

compare hemorrhagic stroke

Examples of ischemic stroke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doctors may also treat ischemic stroke with other medicines, such as blood thinners, as well as surgery to remove the clot. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 22 Jan. 2024 Studies show that patients with ischemic strokes who receive tPA are more likely to recover fully or have less disability than patients who do not receive the drug. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 22 Jan. 2024 It was determined Plante experienced an ischemic stroke. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2024 There are two types of stroke: ischemic stroke, when a blood clot that blocks the flow of blood to an artery in the brain; or a hemorrhagic stroke, caused when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 18 Jan. 2024 While strokes can occur in different ways, the most common is an ischemic stroke. Laura Hensley, Verywell Health, 31 Aug. 2023 Effendi performed a cerebral angiogram and discovered that Gabriel had an artery dissection, a tear along the inside lining of an artery, which caused an ischemic stroke. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 Last year, health authorities noted a safety signal for ischemic stroke in adults over the age of 65 after receiving the bivalent COVID vaccine, prompting further research. Youri Benadjaoud, ABC News, 26 Oct. 2023 The burden of large vessel occlusion ischemic strokes (LVO-IS) appears to be rising, in both younger and older adults, Kharal explained. Kaitlin Vogel, Health, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ischemic stroke was in 1963

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“Ischemic stroke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ischemic%20stroke. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

ischemic stroke

noun
: stroke caused by the narrowing or blockage of a blood vessel supplying the brain

Note: Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. Obstruction of a blood vessel supplying the brain results either from a clot that has traveled in the blood from another part of the body (embolism) or from a clot that has formed in place (thrombus).

compare hemorrhagic stroke
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