hemorrhagic stroke

noun

: stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in or on the surface of the brain with bleeding into the surrounding tissue

Note: Hemorrhagic stroke occurs most often from rupture of an aneurysm or an abnormally formed blood vessel.

compare ischemic stroke

Examples of hemorrhagic stroke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brandon Young died on May 17 after a hemorrhagic stroke caused by high blood pressure, according to Fox News and Newsweek. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 5 June 2024 The type of stroke that occurs after a brain aneurysm ruptures is called a hemorrhagic stroke. USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2024 In ischemic stroke, a catheter is threaded through the clot to quickly restore blood flow, while in hemorrhagic stroke, the ruptured blood vessel is sealed or clamped to minimize bleeding. Bree Iskandar, STAT, 15 Aug. 2023 Treating Hemorrhagic Stroke Other medicines, surgery, or procedures may be needed to stop the bleeding from hemorrhagic stroke and save brain tissue. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 22 Jan. 2024 Surgery and other medications can also be used to treat hemorrhagic stroke. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 18 Jan. 2024 Endovascular procedures, which can help repair a weak spot or break in a blood vessel, may be used to treat specific hemorrhagic strokes. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 22 Jan. 2024 There are two types of stroke: ischemic stroke, when a blood clot that blocks the flow of blood to an artery in the brain; or a hemorrhagic stroke, caused when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 18 Jan. 2024 The risk of a hemorrhagic stroke — bleeding in the brain — was twice as high among women who had undergone fertility treatment compared with those who did not, the study found. Roni Caryn Rabin, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Hemorrhagic stroke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemorrhagic%20stroke. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hemorrhagic stroke

noun
: stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in or on the surface of the brain with bleeding into the surrounding tissue

Note: Hemorrhagic stroke occurs most often from rupture of an aneurysm or an abnormally formed blood vessel.

compare ischemic stroke
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