Below is a brief overview to describe types of strokes. I am a visual learner, so I created some pictures to describe each type of stroke. On The National Stroke Association’s website http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=type at the bottom of the page, there are two animations to show hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes. They also provide more in depth information regarding each type of stroke.
http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/usersSys/courses/courseHomepage.php?courseGUI=75 I highly recommend exploring this website after you review the different types of strokes. It is a Virtual Stroke Lab that provides you with patient data, protocols and it is very interactive! I have to admit I enjoyed the lab myself and after there are quizzes.
http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/curriculum/virtual_stroke_lab/stroke_student_handout.pdf This is the virtual handout to accompany the Virtual Stroke Lab.
Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts and blood bleeds into the brain.
Ischemic stroke occurs when blood is blocked from getting to the brain.
A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is also known as a “mini stroke” because it happens for a small amount of time when not enough blood flows to the brain.
This is a great link to a handout that provides more information on Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), it also explains the difference between TIAs and strokes. http://www.annals.org/site/intheclinic/itc-transient-ischemic-attack-patient-information.pdf