Ischaemic strokes are the most common type of stroke.
These happen when a blood clot breaks loose and blocks blood flow.
Since your blood brings oxygen to your brain, this blocked flow deprives your brain of oxygen.
Haemorrhagic strokes are less common than Ischaemic strokes and are also known as cerebral or intracranial hemorrhages.
These happen when a blood vessel in the head burst and bleeds into the brain.