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How do anticoagulants affect someone with a hemorrhagic stroke?

Anticoagulants can worsen bleeding in the brain after a hemorrhagic stroke. When someone on anticoagulants has a hemorrhagic stroke, doctors must counter the effects to control bleeding. Vitamin K, blood transfusions, and other clotting substances may be given as part of treatment.

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Is a hemorrhagic stroke fatal?
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How common are hemorrhagic strokes?
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What types of hemorrhagic stroke are there?
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