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What is the difference between hemorrhage and embolic stroke?
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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
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In brief: Bleed vs blockage
Hemorrhagic strokes usually refer to bleeds within the parenchyma or substance of the brain (though subarachnoid bleeding - from an aneurysm or such- is rarely and loosely referred to as a hemorhagic stroke).
An ischemic stroke is when brain tissue dies (infarcts) due to a lack of blood flo from a clot or small vessel blockage. It is not uncommon for some bleeding to occur within an infarct.

In brief: Bleed vs blockage
Hemorrhagic strokes usually refer to bleeds within the parenchyma or substance of the brain (though subarachnoid bleeding - from an aneurysm or such- is rarely and loosely referred to as a hemorhagic stroke).
An ischemic stroke is when brain tissue dies (infarcts) due to a lack of blood flo from a clot or small vessel blockage. It is not uncommon for some bleeding to occur within an infarct.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
In brief: Different strokes
Brain hemorrhage, a common result of poorly controlled hypertension involves bleeding into the substance of the brain from a variety of causes (including aneurysm).
Embolism is the transit of a blood clot through the arterial system, ending in a smaller artery, blocking blood flow through it. Usually there is no bleeding but embolic strokes will occasionally bleed into brain.

In brief: Different strokes
Brain hemorrhage, a common result of poorly controlled hypertension involves bleeding into the substance of the brain from a variety of causes (including aneurysm).
Embolism is the transit of a blood clot through the arterial system, ending in a smaller artery, blocking blood flow through it. Usually there is no bleeding but embolic strokes will occasionally bleed into brain.
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