What Is the Difference Between Cerebral Infarction and Stroke?

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What is the difference between cerebral infarction and stroke? What signs can I take to distinguish them?

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In general, cerebral infarction is one of the symptoms of stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients, thus leading to the death of brain tissue. Cerebral infarction means an area of necrotic brain resulted from the blockage or narrowing of blood vessels which supply oxygen and nutrients. To some extent, cerebral infarction is kind of interruption which results in stroke. Reversely, you can take stroke as a medical condition in which poor blood flow results in cell death.

 

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