Each year, stroke impacts approximately 750,000 to 800,000 individuals in the United States. A leading cause of disability, many stroke survivors are left with significant speech, motor, and memory difficulties. More than half can’t return to work.
“Stroke takes a tremendous toll on patients, their families, and society in general,” says Dr. Ali Aziz-Sultan, Chief of Vascular/Endovascular Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
In this video, Dr. Aziz-Sultan presents the two major types of stroke – ischemic stroke caused by a blood clot in the brain and hemorrhagic stroke caused by bleeding in the brain (the result of a ruptured aneurysm). In addition, he discusses the newest catheter-based stroke treatments for both conditions.