Hemorrhagic Stroke

  • Jamary Oliveira-Filho
  • Walter J. Koroshetz

Abstract

Hemorrhagic stroke comprises 10% to 20% of all strokes. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) occurs twice as often as subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) (1). Both ICH and SAH are associated with high initial mortality and long-term morbidity. Various treatment strategies are available to minimize and to prevent ongoing neurologic injury. For these treatments to be effective, they must be instituted while the injury is still reversible. Thus, early recognition is essential. This chapter discusses the etiology, clinical manifestations, and critical management of ICH and SAH.

Keywords

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Brain Natriuretic Peptide Intracerebral Hemorrhage Intracranial Aneurysm Hemorrhagic Stroke 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jamary Oliveira-Filho
    • 1
  • Walter J. Koroshetz
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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