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Do hemorrhagic strokes affect men and women differently?

Hemorrhagic strokes affect men and women differently, with women tending to have more brain aneurysms than men. Watch neurointerventional surgeon Samuel Hou, MD, of Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, share some risk factors for aneurysms.

Although hemorrhagic strokes affect men and women in much the same way, more women than men die from hemorrhagic strokes. In addition, subarachnoid hemorrhages, a type of hemorrhagic stroke, is more common in women than men. Subarachnoid hemorrhages usually result when an aneurysm bursts in the brain.

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