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.
January 3, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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