A stroke can happen when vital blood flow and oxygen is cut off from your brain. Two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke, which increases the risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death.
If you suspect you or a loved one is suffering from a stroke, dial 911 immediately. What happens in the first few hours after a stroke saves lives.
Treatment of hemorrhagic stroke usually requires surgery to relieve intracranial (within the skull) pressure caused by bleeding. Most of the damage caused by this type of stroke results from the physical disruption of brain tissue.
Surgery will relieve intracranial (within the skull) pressure caused by bleeding. Most of the damage caused by this type of stroke results from the physical disruption of brain tissue.
Surgical treatment for hemorrhagic stroke caused by an aneurysm or defective blood vessel can prevent additional strokes. Surgery may be performed to seal off the defective blood vessel and redirect blood flow to other vessels that supply blood to the same region of the brain.
This procedure involves inserting a long, thin, flexible tube (catheter) into a major artery, usually in the thigh, guiding it to an aneurysm or the defective blood vessel, and inserting tiny platinum coils (called stents) into the blood vessel through the catheter. Stents support the blood vessel to prevent further damage and additional strokes.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of serious, long-term, adult disability. Each year, over 700,000 people have a stroke; 75% of these are first attacks. Knowing the warning signs and acting quickly are our best defenses against Stroke.