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A hemorrhagic stroke develops when a blood vessel (artery)
in the brain leaks or bursts (ruptures). This causes bleeding:
Hemorrhagic strokes are not as common as strokes caused by a
blood clot (ischemic strokes). But hemorrhagic strokes cause death more often
than ischemic strokes. See the difference between
an ischemic stroke and a hemorrhagic stroke.
Treatment includes efforts
to control bleeding, reduce pressure in the brain, and stabilize vital signs,
especially blood pressure.
Ask your doctor if a stroke rehab program is right for you. Starting a
rehab program as soon as possible after a
stroke increases your chances of regaining some of the abilities you
Other Works Consulted
Claude Hemphill J, et al. (2015). Guidelines for the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: A guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke, 46(7): 2032–2060. DOI: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000069. Accessed June 23, 2015.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofJune 4, 2016
Current as of:
June 4, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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