Stroke Overview A stroke (cerebrovascular accident) is a serious yet common affliction. If a stroke is caught quickly, the individual has a much higher chance of life. However, if a stroke is not caught swiftly it can lead to death. Strokes are the third most common type of death in the United States and the highest cause of disability. A stroke occurs when the brain is deprived of blood due to a blocked blood artery. After a few short minutes… Read More