Michal Ruprecht's Quarter 2 i-Search Projecthttps://sites.google.com/site/apbiomichal/
Background Information
A stroke, also called a cerebrovascular accident, is the leading cause of death in the world. Being prominent all around the world, scientists have been closely studying the disease. A stroke can be categorized into two types: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Both having their own long-term dangers, ischemic strokes have accounted for about 85 percent of all strokes. A stroke results in many complications to the body, some include speech problems, memory loss, and even paralysis. However, there is sometimes potential treatment for ischemic strokes, which are less severe, only if the stroke is recognized quickly and necessary treatment is available. With its impressive effects, it can be said that anyone who experiences a stroke will forever be changed.

Research Questions
Why do strokes occur?
How can one decrease their risk of having a stroke?
What are the major causes of stroke?

A hemorrhagic stroke is when weakened or diseased blood vessels rupture causing leakage of blood into brain tissue.

The picture above furthermore shows the importance of acting FAST.

An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot which stops the flow of blood to an area of the brain.

A medical device preventing complications of an ischemic stroke by absorbing and removing a blood clot.

This picture shows the common signs of a stroke.