What Causes Hemorrhagic Stroke?

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What are the causes of hemorrhagic stroke?

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There are two possible causes of a rupture blood vessel in the brain. The most common cause is aneurysm. An aneurysm can become enlarged from chronic and dangerously high blood pressure or when a blood vessel wall, and weak. The ballooning leads to thinning of the vessel wall, and ultimately to a rupture.

Arteriovenous malformation, which is congenital, is another potential cause. It occurs when arteries and veins are connected abnormally without capillaries between them.

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What causes hemorrhagic stroke?

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As is mentioned before, there are two main types of hemorrhagic stroke: intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage.

The risk factors for intracerebral hemorrhage include hypertension, cerebral cavernous malfunctions and arteriovenous malformations. Additionally, AVMs is a genetic condition.

Risk factors for subarachnoid hemorrhage are AVMs, bleeding disorders, head injury and trauma, blood-thinning medication and a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel called a cerebral aneurysm.

 

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