Brain imaging

Hemorrhagic Stroke

What is a hemorrhagic stroke?

A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts and spills blood into or around the brain. This may be caused by high blood pressure or aneurysms that can make blood vessels weak enough to burst.

Types of hemorrhagic stroke

There are two types of hemorrhagic stroke:

Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

The classification is based upon the cause of the bleeding and region in which the bleeding begins. Treatment differs for each kind of hemorrhagic stroke.