Cerebral Hemorrhage

A cerebral hemorrhage is a type of stroke known as a hemorrhagic stroke. It occurs when a defective artery in the brain bursts, flooding the surrounding tissue with blood.

Hemorrhagic strokes include intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding within the brain), as well as bleeding between the inner and outer layers of the tissue covering the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage).

Most strokes occur when the flow of blood within the brain is blocked, causing death of brain tissue (ischemia). The percentage of strokes caused by hemorrhage is about 20% with the two main types of hemorrhagic strokes being those mentioned above—intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Intracerebral Hemorrhage Symptoms

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Sudden and severe headache
  • Total or limited loss of consciousness
  • Weakness or numb feeling in the face, leg, or arm on one side of the body

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Symptoms

  • Inability to tolerate light
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe headache
  • Stiff feeling in the neck

Getting Diagnosed

Our team of specialists provide thorough neurological evaluations using the latest diagnostic technology including CT angiography and 3-D angiography.

We work very closely with the departments of Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurology and Radiation Oncology, as well as the Neurocritical Care Center and Stroke Center to ensure an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate treatment for the best outcome.

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The Brain Aneurysm Center and Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Center of Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute combines advanced technical knowledge and cutting-edge procedures for diagnosing and treating arteriovenous malformations, ruptured and non-ruptured aneurysms, carotid artery dissection and related conditions.


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