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Hemorrhagic Stroke

Hemorrhagic Stroke, as explained by the Amercian Heart Association, results from a weakened vessel that ruptures and bleeds into the surrounding brain. The blood accumulates and compresses the surrounding brain tissue. The two types of hemorrhagic strokes are subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage. Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) occurs when a blood vessel on the surface of the brain ruptures and bleeds into the space between the brain and the skull. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) occurs when a blood vessel bleeds into the tissue deep within the brain.


Prevalence estimates of meeting at least 5 criteria for Ideal Cardiovascular Health, US adults (age-standardized), overall and by sex and race, and US children (unadjusted), by sex, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005–2006 (baseline available data as of January 1, 2010).

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2011 Update: Chapter 2e33

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