What is a cerebral thrombosis?
Cerebral thrombosis is the most common type of stroke. It occurs when a blood
clot (thrombus) forms and blocks blood flow in an artery bringing blood
to part of the brain. Blood clots usually form in arteries damaged by
One identifying feature of cerebral
thrombotic strokes is that they often occur at night or first thing in
the morning, when blood pressure is low. Another is that very often
they're preceded by a transient ischemic attack, also called a T.I.A.