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What is hemorrhagic stroke?

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This is one of two types of stroke. Hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain breaks or ruptures. Blood seeps into the brain tissue and damages the brain cells. The most common causes of hemorrhagic stroke are high blood pressure and brain aneurysms, which is a thinned or weakened wall of the blood vessel. Hemorrhagic strokes make up about 20% of all strokes.

From: Heart Disease and Stroke WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

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