Since a stroke causes an interruption of blood flow, is it considered a cardiac-related incident?

A stroke is a sudden lack of blood flow either to the brain or the spinal cord. Up to one-third of strokes can be caused by cardiac conditions.

Patients can experience the symptoms of both a cardiac event and a stroke. There are many cardiac conditions that can lead to a stroke. However, the signs and symptoms of a stroke and a heart attack are often different and patients should be aware of both.

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