Northwest Arkansas Neuroscience Institute
Bookmark and Share
Bookmark this page
Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+) font size
Washington Regional Medical Center Walker Heart Institute Northwest Arkansas Neuroscience Institute Senior Health Women and Children's Health Total Joint Center
Conditions & Services
Frequently Asked Questions

Interact & Connect

Find a Physician
Calendar of Events
Register for a Class or Event
Support Groups
E-Mail a Patient
Donate Online
Contact Us


Types of stroke

There are two types of stroke — ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke — and they occur when blood supply to the brain is interrupted. During an ischemic stroke, which accounts for about 87 percent of all strokes, the interruption is caused by a blood clot or gradual accumulation of plaque and other fatty deposits in arteries serving the brain. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain breaks, leaking blood into the brain.

In either type of stroke, if blood flow is interrupted for more than a few seconds, the oxygen-deprived brain cells begin to die. Without fast and effective stroke treatment, this can lead to loss of abilities—such as memory, movement and speech—that are controlled by that area of the brain. Learn the warning signs of stroke.

Patient Resources


About Washington Regional

About Us
Hospitals, Facilities & Clinics
Maps & Directions
Volunteer Opportunities
Job Opportunities

 Washington Regional
 3215 N. North Hills Blvd.
 Fayetteville, AR 72703
 (479) 463-1000


Prevention and Wellness Programs
Helpful Links
Patient Stories
Interact & Connect: Online Tools


Quality and Recognition

Report to the Community
VHA Clinical Excellence Award 2014
Top Performer Joint Commission 2013
Best Hospital CitiScapes Magazine 2014
Celebrate Magazine Very Best 2014
Organ Donation Medal of Honor 2012



Privacy Statement
HIPAA Privacy Notice
Medical Release Form
Financial Assistance

Media Room
Site Map
Contact Us
Washington Regional Home Page
Medical Staff Services