Under Pressure: How Your Brain Responds to Hypertension

  • Published15 May 2018
  • Reviewed15 May 2018
  • Author Kristina Reznikov
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

A burst blood vessel or blood clot in the brain can cause sudden paralysis, loss of language, and even death. Stroke can be caused by several risk factors, including high blood pressure or hypertension. Click on the icons in the image below to learn about what happens in the brain during a stroke, and its potential effects on everyday tasks such as speaking or writing.



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