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Is a hemorrhagic stroke serious?

Yes, a hemorrhagic stroke is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. People who suffer a hemorrhagic stroke need emergency medical attention in order to prevent as much damage to the brain as possible. Over 50 percent of people who suffer a hemorrhagic stroke will die in a matter of days. Even with early treatment, many people who suffer a stroke will have lasting damage to the brain that may affect their mobility, speech, memory, or other functions.

Steven A. Meyers, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
Yes, hemorrhagic strokes are very serious and over half of patients die in the first several days. Those who survive may have permanent disability that could affect mobility, speech, or thinking ability. Prompt medical care can reduce the risk of death and improve long term recovery.

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