Haemorrhagic Stroke

Haemorrhagic Stroke

What is haemorrhagic stroke?

A haemorrhagic stroke happens when blood from an artery bleeds into the brain after a blood vessel bursts.

What causes haemorrhagic stroke?

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Overtreatment with blood thinners (anticoagulants)
  • Bulges at weak spots in your blood vessel walls (aneurysms)
  • Protein deposits in blood vessel walls that lead to weakness in the vessel wall (cerebral amyloid angiopathy)
  • Ischemic stroke leading to hemorrhage (infarct with haemorrhagic transformation)


The warning signs of stroke are:

  • Sudden onset of weakness or numbness on one side of the body.
  • Sudden speech difficulty
  • Sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes or double vision(diplopia)
  • Sudden onset of dizziness, trouble walking or loss of balance.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

However, symptoms can vary based on the location of the haemorrhage in the brain.

Management of haemorrhagic stroke

A patient who suffered haemorrhagic stroke needs to be seen at the emergency unit.

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