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Hemorrhagic Stroke Definition

Hemorrhagic Stroke Definition

Hemorrhagic Stroke Definition
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The second type of stroke is something called a hemorrhagic stroke or a brain hemorrhage. With a hemorrhagic stroke, which is much less common than the ischemic type of blood vessel within the brain actually ruptures. Often the biggest risk factor for something like this is high blood pressure, the blood pressure you can imagine causes the blood vessels to wear down and finally they'll rupture. They often rupture in very specific areas. These are very dangerous strokes to have occur because of the blood inside the brain, inside the skull can be lethal. Um, but fortunately this is a type of stroke that actually is becoming less and less common because we're doing such a good job of preventing.

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David Teeple, MD

Neurologist

  • Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Neurology and Neurophysiology
  • Special area of expertise is in Stroke, Epilepsy, Therapeutic Botox
  • Director of the Stroke Care Program at Tucson Medical Center

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