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Question 3

Which one of the following statements about stroke is false?

a. Ischemic strokes are more common than hemorrhagic strokes
b. Hemorrhagic strokes usually involve large arteries, while ischemic strokes involve only small arteries
c. Ischemic strokes may be preceded by brief TIAs, whereas hemorrhagic strokes are not
d. Hypertension increases an individual's risk of both hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke
e. Ischemic strokes may be caused by embolization of thrombus from diseased cerebral arteries or the heart

Answer to Question 3

Correct Answer:

b. Hemorrhagic strokes usually involve large arteries, while ischemic strokes involve only small arteries   

Additional Information: 

Both hemorrhagic strokes and ischemic strokes can involve large and small vessels; however, the pathology that underlies the rupture or occlusion of a large vs. small vessel may be different.