Ischemic Stroke VS Hemorrhagic Stroke, What’s the Difference?

Q:

What’s the difference between ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke?

A:

A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a rupture in a weakened blood vessel in the brain. It occurs when a blood vessel in your brain leaks or ruptures. Whereas, an ischemic stroke develops when a blood vessel supplying blood to an area of the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot. The clot may travel from somewhere else in the blood system or may form in the blood vessel. In fact, 80% of strokes are ischemic strokes.

Obviously, hemorrhagic stroke is considered to have a higher mortality risk than ischemic stroke. Within the first 3 months, hemorrhagic stroke is associated with the increased risk of death. The survival rate of hemorrhagic stroke is much lower than it of ischemic stroke.

But there are some factors which are common for both of them. The relative risk factors are hypertension, smoking and alcohol consumption and etc.

 

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