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What is an intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke?

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In an intracerebral hemorrhage, a blood vessel inside your brain bursts or leaks, and that affects how much oxygen your brain gets. As blood starts to build up, it puts pressure on your brain, and that can cause damage. And as blood spreads through your brain, it can block nerve cells and keep them from sending messages to other parts of your body. That can affect how well you remember, speak, and move.

From: What Happens When You Have a Stroke? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Stroke Association: "What is stroke?" "Hemorrhagic stroke," "Ischemic stroke."

University of Michigan: "After a stroke, every minute counts: U-M stroke doctor co-authors updated national guide," "Comprehensive Stroke Care."

KidsHealth: "Stroke."

PubMed Health: "What Does Blood Do?"

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "Let's Talk About Changes Caused by Stroke," "What You Should Know About Cerebral Aneurysms," "Effects of Stroke."

CDC: "About Stroke."

Cleveland Clinic: "Intracranial Hemorrhage, Cerebral Hemorrhage and Hemorrhagic Stroke," "Stroke and the Brain."

UC Santa Barbara: "How long does it take to die from no oxygen?"

Merck Manual, Consumer Version: "Subarachnoid Hemorrhage."

North Carolina Stroke Association: "Effects of Stroke."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 03, 2017

SOURCES:

National Stroke Association: "What is stroke?" "Hemorrhagic stroke," "Ischemic stroke."

University of Michigan: "After a stroke, every minute counts: U-M stroke doctor co-authors updated national guide," "Comprehensive Stroke Care."

KidsHealth: "Stroke."

PubMed Health: "What Does Blood Do?"

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "Let's Talk About Changes Caused by Stroke," "What You Should Know About Cerebral Aneurysms," "Effects of Stroke."

CDC: "About Stroke."

Cleveland Clinic: "Intracranial Hemorrhage, Cerebral Hemorrhage and Hemorrhagic Stroke," "Stroke and the Brain."

UC Santa Barbara: "How long does it take to die from no oxygen?"

Merck Manual, Consumer Version: "Subarachnoid Hemorrhage."

North Carolina Stroke Association: "Effects of Stroke."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 03, 2017

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