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.