Stroke Center

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Stroke is a brain injury that occurs when the brain's blood supply is interrupted. Without oxygen and nutrients from blood, brain tissue starts to die rapidly, resulting in a sudden loss of function.

   
 

 

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Transient ischemic attack (TIA) refers to temporary brain dysfunction due to a shortage of blood and oxygen. It is sometimes referred to as a "mini-stroke." TIA is a serious condition that serves as a warning for a stroke.

 

 


 

 

Health Information

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Online Stroke Center

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Learn the Facts about Stroke

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Stroke Risk Scorecard

 

Additional Resources

  Cancer Center of Santa Barbara

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American Heart Association

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National Stroke Association

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American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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Congress of Neurological Surgeons

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Society of Neurointerventional Surgery

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American Neurological Association

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