Diseases & Conditions

Having the right information is key to treating a stroke condition. At Baptist Health System, we strive to stay up-to-date on the latest ​stroke diseases and conditions. Below, we provide information on common stroke conditions that we treat.


An acute ischemic stroke is the result of a blockage in a blood vessel that halts the flow of blood and deprives the surrounding brain tissue of oxygen. When this happens, the cells in the immediate area begin to die and release a toxic chemical; this can be very threatening to the surrounding brain tissues.