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Stroke

What is stroke?

A stroke happens when blood stops flowing to any part of your brain, damaging brain cells. The effects of a stroke depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and the amount of damage done.

Signs of a stroke

Stroke is a medical emergency. If you or someone with you is experiencing these signs, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. Know what to do

Are you a health care provider?

See our education and resources for professionals


Could you be at risk?

Try our free risk assessment


Risk & prevention

Nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for stroke. The good news? Lifestyle changes can dramatically lower your risk. Read more

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