A stroke is caused when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, causing brain tissue to stop receiving oxygen and nutrients. When the blood supply is interrupted, brain cells begin to die in minutes.
The Stroke team at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute is a part of the Calgary Stroke Program – an international leader in stroke research and care. Team members include clinician-scientists, imaging and computer scientists, basic scientists, engineers, statisticians, epidemiologists, and management experts. The stroke team’s research focuses on delivering the most recent and cutting-edge innovation in acute stroke diagnosis and treatment to patients with stroke.
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