Dr. List and staff member talking to a patient in a chair on a track

VIDEO: Types and Causes of Stroke

Clinical Expertise

May 18, 2021

Medical Reviewer: Cassandra List, MD
Last Updated: January 12, 2023

Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Dr. List, and I am a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor. I am the medical director for the Stroke Program here at Brooks. I’m also the medical lead for the Spasticity Management Program.

When we talk about types of stroke or causes of stroke, there are two main types of stroke.

An ischemic stroke and a hemorrhagic stroke. An ischemic stroke is where we lose blood flow to an area of the brain and it causes damage to that area. A hemorrhagic stroke is where we actually have bleeding into an area of the brain.

And so we’re dealing with the repercussions of too much blood in the area. Or with each of the strokes, we’re trying to develop a recovery plan that is specific to the stroke recovery that you’re going through.

Medical Reviewer

Cassandra List, MD

Medical Director of the Stroke Program, Medical Leader for the Spasticity Management Program and the Brain Injury Day Treatment Program
Cassandra List, MD is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She completed her medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and her residency at Medical College of Wisconsin. After her residency, Dr. List completed one of the only Neurorehabilitation and Spasticity Management Fellowships in the country, which consisted of an extra year of extensive, specialized training focusing on neurorehabilitation and the use of botulinum toxin injection and intrathecal baclofen pumps to optimize function. At Brooks Rehabilitation, Dr. List works both in the inpatient rehabilitation hospital as well at an outpatient clinic with a focus on neurorehabilitation and spasticity management.
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