Definitions for "Hemorrhagic stroke"
cerebral vascular dysfunction due to bleeding in the brain.
Caused by rupture of a blood vessel or aneurysm. Hypertension greatly increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke especially in the thinner-walled vessels. An embolic stroke can also have a hemorrhagic component if the embolus blocks the vessel long enough to kill brain tissue and then breaks up, permitting re-perfusion of the now dead tissue.
Occurs when an artery in the brain tears or bursts, causing blood to spill out.