Margaret Thatcher Dies of a Stroke

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To every life, an end must come and for the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, that end came because of stroke. She is not alone. Stroke is the number three cause of death, trailing only heart attack and cancer. Death can come quickly. With sufficient brain damage, whether due to a blocked artery or bleeding, swelling can put pressure on the automatic centers of the brain that control breathing and the heart and death is inevitable. But death can also occur later and much more slowly. The ability to swallow can be lost and the risk of aspirating saliva and food can cause pneumonia or a lung infection. The inability to move easily can cause blood clots that travel to the lung; skin can break down and cause major infection.


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