Around 15% of strokes are haemorrhagic (due to bleeding in or around the brain). This guide explains the two different types of stroke caused by a bleed, intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage, and how they are diagnosed and treated.
A haemorrhagic stroke is a stroke that is caused by bleeding in or around the brain. Although they are less common than strokes that are caused by a blockage, they can be much more serious.
Find out about the different treatments available to combat a stroke, including thrombolysis and thrombectomy.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.