Hemorrhagic stroke

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Hemorrhagic stroke

A stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted or cut-off. When this happens, the affected area of the brain does not receive the oxygen and nutrients that it needs. This can cause cells in the brain to die. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, and hemorrhagic. Hemorrhagic strokes are less common than ischemic strokes, and account for only 15% of all strokes. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood vessel in the head ruptures or breaks. This causes bleeding in or near the brain. Bleeding in the brain is harmful because the extra blood presses against the brain cells and can cause them to die.

There are two types of hemorrhagic strokes: intra-cerebral hemorrhagic strokes and subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke. An intra-cerebral stroke occurs when the ruptured blood vessel is located within the brain. This is the most common type of hemorrhagic stroke. A subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke occurs when the ruptured blood vessel is located in between the brain and the skull.

A hemorrhagic stroke will often cause a very severe headache, usually described as “the worst headache I have ever had”. A hemorrhagic stroke may have additional symptoms that are similar to the symptoms seen in an ischemic stroke: blurred vision, loss of vision, loss of coordination, drooping eyelids, and nausea or vomiting. Risk factors include older age, smoking, high blood pressure, illicit drug usage, head injury, heavy drinking, and a family history of a stroke. If you believe that you or a family member may be experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke, seek medical attention immediately. It is very important that the bleed is stopped. Support groups are available for more information and resources.

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The terms "Hemorrhagic stroke" returned 216 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A nearly full-recovery from AVM hemorrhagic stroke 17 years after insult using a new integrated neurodevelopmental approach: A case report.
 

Author(s): Alberto J Friedmann

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(37):e8026.

 

With the prevalence of stroke increasing in the USA and the world along with increased survival and longevity due to medical advancements, it has become increasingly necessary to look at the chronic phase of stroke recovery. Previous paradigms of stroke treatment have proven ineffective ...

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2017

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Hemorrhagic versus ischemic stroke: Who can best benefit from blended conventional physiotherapy with robotic-assisted gait therapy?
 

Author(s): Frédéric Dierick, Mélanie Dehas, Jean-Luc Isambert, Soizic Injeyan, Anne-France Bouché, Yannick Bleyenheuft, Sigal Portnoy

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Contrary to common belief of clinicians that hemorrhagic stroke survivors have better functional prognoses than ischemic, recent studies show that ischemic survivors could experience similar or even better functional improvements. However, the influence of stroke subtype on gait and ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2017

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Hemorrhagic transformation and cerebral edema in acute ischemic stroke: Link to cerebral autoregulation.
 

Author(s): Pedro Castro, Elsa Azevedo, Jorge Serrador, Isabel Rocha, Farzaneh Sorond

Journal: J. Neurol. Sci.. 2017 Jan;372():256-261.

 

Hemorrhagic transformation and cerebral edema are feared complications of acute ischemic stroke but mechanisms are poorly understood and reliable early markers are lacking. Early assessment of cerebrovascular hemodynamics may advance our knowledge in both areas. We examined the relationship ...

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2016

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The terms "Hemorrhagic stroke" returned 26 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The choroid plexus as a site of damage in hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke and its role in responding to injury.
 

Author(s): Jianming Xiang, Lisa J Routhe, D Andrew Wilkinson, Ya Hua, Torben Moos, Guohua Xi, Richard F Keep

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While the impact of hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes on the blood-brain barrier has been extensively studied, the impact of these types of stroke on the choroid plexus, site of the blood-CSF barrier, has received much less attention. The purpose of this review is to examine evidence ...

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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Herpes zoster and the risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Ying Lian, Yun Zhu, Fang Tang, Bing Yang, Ruisheng Duan

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Herpes zoster infection and stroke are highly prevalent in the general population; however, reports have presented inconsistent findings regarding the relationship between herpes zoster infection and stroke. In this meta-analysis, we aimed to clarify this association.

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2017

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Characteristics of Hemorrhagic Stroke following Spine and Joint Surgeries.
 

Author(s): Fei Yang, Jianning Zhao, Haidong Xu

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():5390839.

 

Hemorrhagic stroke can occur after spine and joint surgeries such as laminectomy, lumbar spinal fusion, tumor resection, and total joint arthroplasty. Although this kind of stroke rarely happens, it may cause severe consequences and high mortality rates. Typical clinical symptoms ...

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2017

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PREvention of VENous Thromboembolism In Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hemorrhagic Stroke; Venous Thromboembolism; Deep Venous Thrombosis

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2017

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Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Hemorrhagic Stroke
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stroke

 

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2017

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Early Tracheostomy in Ventilated Stroke Patients 2
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

 

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2017

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