Hemorrhagic stroke is less common than ischemic stroke (ie, stroke caused by thrombosis or embolism); epidemiologic studies indicate that only 8%-18% of strokes are hemorrhagic. However, hemorrhagic stroke is associated with higher mortality rates than ischemic stroke.
Patients with hemorrhagic stroke may present with focal neurologic deficits similar to those of ischemic stroke but tend to be more ill than patients with ischemic stroke. Patients with intracerebral bleeds are more likely to have headache, altered mental status, seizures, nausea and vomiting, and/or marked hypertension.
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