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Find out about the different treatments available to combat a stroke, including thrombolysis and thrombectomy.
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
Around 85% of strokes are due to a blocked blood vessel in the brain, known as an ischaemic stroke. This guide explains what an ischaemic stroke is, what can cause you to have one, and how it is usually diagnosed and treated.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited condition that can increase the risk of a stroke, especially in young children, but also among young people and adults.
On this page you can find information on common childhood stroke symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
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