A hemorrhagic stroke is bleeding that disrupts brain function. The event can occur within the brain tissue or between the brain and skull. The hemorrhagic type comprises about 20% off all strokes and has a mortality rate of 40 to 50%. Fast medical intervention is crucial to recovery.
There are two types of hemorrhagic strokes: intracerebral or intracranial hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The former is most common, occurring when an artery bursts and blood floods the surrounding brain tissue. The less common subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the area between the brain and the membranes covering the brain.
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