the most typical form of stroke, taking place whenever blood flow to the brain is inhibited by a cerebral thrombosis. It commonly stems from narrowing or blocking of a large blood vessel within the brain, especially the carotid or middle cerebral artery, by atherosclerosis. Symptoms may appear slowly. Temporary ischemic attacks often come before thrombotic stroke symptoms.
THROMBOTIC STROKE: "Your father has suffered a thrombotic stroke."