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Michael R. Jaff, DO, explains how knowing your personal and family history may help prevent a stroke
The Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center is committed to educating patients and families about stroke, a serious medical condition that occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke and carotid artery disease. Stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when a blood clot blocks one of the vital blood vessels in the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Learn more about treatments for stroke
Watch: A young stroke victim experiences a dramatic recoveryRobert Zwicker recovers from a life threatening basilar artery occlusion
Jessica Diaz had a stroke caused by a small hole in her heart, which had allowed a blood clot to travel to her brain. As a young and active mother of two, Jessica worked with a team of Mass General doctors to not only repair her heart, but determine a treatment plan to minimize future health risks. Watch video
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