FAST signs of stroke Treatment for Stroke

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


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Jessica's Story: A Stroke Survivor

Jessica's Story: A Stroke Survivor

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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