Ischemic Versus Hemorrhagic Stroke

Ischemic stroke compared to hemorrhagic stroke

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An ischemic stroke happens when a blood vessel (artery) supplying blood to an area of the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot. About 80 out of 100 strokes are ischemic strokes.

A hemorrhagic stroke happens when an artery in the brain leaks or bursts (ruptures).

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Last Revised January 3, 2013

Last Revised: January 3, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology

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