Also called: Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
A stroke is a medical emergency. There are two types – ischemicand hemorrhagic. Hemorrhagic stroke is the less common type. It happens when a blood vessel breaks and bleeds into the brain. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Causes include a bleeding aneurysm, an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), or an artery wall that breaks open.
Symptoms of stroke are:
• Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
• Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
• Sudden severe headache with no known cause
It is important to treat strokes as quickly as possible. With a hemorrhagic stroke, the first steps are to find the cause of bleeding in the brain and then control it. Surgery may be needed. Post-stroke rehabilitation can help people overcome disabilities caused by stroke damage.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
• Hemorrhagic Stroke (Bleeds) (American Stroke Association) Also in Spanish
• Subarachnoid hemorrhage (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
• COL4A1-related brain small-vessel disease: MedlinePlus Genetics (National Library of Medicine)
• Familial porencephaly: MedlinePlus Genetics (National Library of Medicine)
• ClinicalTrials.gov: Hemorrhagic Stroke (National Institutes of Health)
• ClinicalTrials.gov: Intracranial Hemorrhages (National Institutes of Health)
• ClinicalTrials.gov: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (National Institutes of Health)
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
• Article: Imaging spectrum of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation related neurologic events in children.
• Article: Fish Consumption and Risk of Stroke in Chinese Adults: A Prospective…
• Article: Temporal Heterogeneity of Short-Term Effects of Particulate Matter on Stroke Outpatients…
• Hemorrhagic Stroke — see more articles
• Preventing stroke (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
• Stroke – discharge (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
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Original Article – https://medlineplus.gov/hemorrhagicstroke.html