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.
Brain Hemorrhage Care at St. Luke's
Brain hemorrhages are a medical emergency and require rapid treatment. St. Luke's expert stroke care team will rapidly evaluate and manage brain hemorrhages either with medicine or with minimally invasive or open surgery, as appropriate.
Stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Brain damage can begin within minutes, so act quickly.
When blood flow to part of the brain is blocked or reduced for a short time, often by a blood clot.
A brain aneurysm is a weak spot in a blood vessel in the brain that bulges or balloons outward.