What is hemorrhagic stroke?
Also known as: intracerebral hemorrhage.
Hemorrhage means bleeding. Bleeding into the brain occurs after either a clot forms in a vessel carrying blood to it (arterial blockage-called ischemic stroke) or a brain blood vessel breaks (hemorrhagic stroke) because of an abnormality or disease of the blood vessel.
Bleeding into the brain results in less oxygen carrying blood reaching the brain tissues which may cause significant damage to the brain.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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