Bleeding in the brain - haemorrhagic stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

September 2017
Resource type

Most strokes are caused by a blockage in an artery leading to the brain (an ischaemic stroke). However, about 15% are due to bleeding in or around the brain. These are called haemorrhagic strokes.

This guide describes the different types of stroke caused by bleeding and how they are diagnosed and treated. It also lists other sources of information and support.

Document date

Next review due
April 2019