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Hemorrhagic Stroke Treatment in Dallas

A hemorrhagic stroke is a stroke that occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and causes bleeding into the brain. Bleeding creates swelling and pressure that then damages brain tissue. Hemorrhagic strokes account for roughly 15% of all strokes, but they are also responsible for an estimated 40% of all stroke deaths.

What Causes a Hemorrhagic Stroke?

Hemorrhagic strokes are most commonly caused by uncontrolled elevated blood pressure. Extremely high blood pressures can result in rupture of tiny blood vessels deep in the brain. This causes a hemorrhage within deep brain structures, which can result in paralysis, speech difficulties, and in severe cases unresponsiveness and coma. Brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations can also cause hemorrhagic strokes.

Treatment Options & Life After Stroke

A patient experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke requires treatment as soon as possible. Lowering and controlling blood pressure is the first priority. In rare instances, surgery is required to relieve the pressure from the brain hemorrhage.

Recovery from a hemorrhagic stroke depends on the size and location of the hemorrhage. Some patients with mild strokes can get by with rest and medication, but severe strokes may call for patients to enter long term rehabilitation to overcome debilitating physical and cognitive effects.

Call (214) 948-2076 to learn more about hemorrhagic stroke treatment at Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute.