An ischemic stroke happens when a blood vessel becomes blocked or clogged and impairs blood flow to part of the brain. The brain cells and tissue start to die within minutes from the lack of oxygen and nutrients. More than 88 percent of strokes fall into this category.
• Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg
• Loss of vision in one or both sides
• Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
• Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
• Sudden, severe headache with no known cause