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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Description A subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, causing blood to flow rapidly into a space between the brain and the skull known as the subarachnoid space. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is usually the result of a ruptured intracranial aneurysm, but an SAH also can be caused by head trauma…
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Pediatric Stroke

Although stroke is generally regarded as a disease of old age, it also can occur in younger adults, children and even babies. There are two kinds of stroke, and children can suffer either kind: ischemic (caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain) or bleeding (caused by a ruptured blood vessel). About 3,000…
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Hemorrhagic Stroke

Description Hemorrhagic Stroke » Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by the breakage or “blowout” of a blood vessel in the brain, as known as a hemorrhage. Hemorrhages can be caused by a number of disorders that affect the blood vessels, including; long-standing high blood pressure, arteriovenous malformations, and cerebral aneurysms. There are two types of hemorrhagic…
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Study: Bypass Surgery to Prevent Strokes Doesn’t Help

An operation that doctors hoped would prevent strokes in people with poor circulation to the brain does not work, researchers are reporting. A $20 million study, paid for by the government, was cut short when it became apparent that the surgery was not helping patients who had complete blockages in one of their two carotid…
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