Bleeding in the brain - haemorrhagic stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

Resource type

About 15% of strokes are due to bleeding in or around the brain (haemorrhagic stroke). Haemorrhagic strokes tend to affect younger people more than other types of stroke. This guide describes the two main types of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain, intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage, and how they are diagnosed and treated. It also lists other sources of information and support.

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  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
September 2017
Next review due
April 2019