What is Stroke?


On behalf of the Journal of Experimental Stroke & Translational Medicine, as Editor-in-Chief, it is my distinct honour and privilege to inform you that, it’s been 11 long years we have started the Journal, now we are celebrating the 11th Anniversary and we are privileged to welcome Experimental Stroke Society.

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells. In the same way that a person suffering a loss of blood flow to the heart is said to be having a heart attack, a person with a loss of blood flow to the brain or sudden bleeding in the brain can be said to be having a "brain attack. "An ischemic stroke occurs when an artery supplying the brain with blood becomes blocked, suddenly decreasing or stopping blood flow and ultimately causing a brain infarction. This type of stroke accounts for approximately 80 per cent of all strokes. Blood clots are the most common cause of artery blockage and brain infarction.

The process of clotting is necessary and beneficial throughout the body because it stops bleeding and allows repair of damaged areas of arteries or veins. However, when blood clots develop in the wrong place within an artery they can cause devastating injury by interfering with the normal flow of blood. Problems with clotting become more frequent as people age, In a healthy, functioning brain, neurons do not come into direct contact with blood. The vital oxygen and nutrients the neurons need from the blood come to the neurons across the thin walls of the cerebral capillaries. The glia (nervous system cells that support and protect neurons) form a blood-brain barrier, an elaborate meshwork that surrounds blood vessels and capillaries and regulates which elements of the blood can pass through to the neurons.

Realizing the importance of this field, Open Access Journals have organizing a prestigious conference on 3rd Annual Conference on Stroke and Neurological Disorders December 07-08, 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE


With regards,

Joseph Marreddy
Journal of Experimental Stroke & Translational Medicine
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