Aspirin alone for patients with lacunar stroke - 2
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Strokes occur when blood vessels that supply the brain rupture or become blocked, by a blood clot for example. Dr. Walter Koroshetz at the NIH says very tiny blood vessels in the brain are unique.
Koroshetz: They dive into the deep parts of the brain and they’re affected by hypertension much more than any other blood vessels in the body.
Narrator: Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a key risk factor for stroke, including lacunar stroke. Lacunar strokes also called white matter or small vessel strokes happen in these very small blood vessels. For more information about strokes and stroke risk, visit the website stroke.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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