What is a Stroke?
A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off, causing your brain cells to become damaged or die.
A stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency. If you or anyone else is having a stroke, you should phone 999 for an ambulance immediately.
Stroke - your quick guide
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This short illustrated leaflet explains the symptoms, causes and types of stroke. It tells you what you might expect from your recovery and explains how stroke and heart disease are linked. It's suitable for you if you've had a stroke or have been told you are at risk of having one.