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What are hypertensive strokes?

Hypertensive strokes occur when hypertension (high blood pressure) causes the rupture of blood vessels in the brain, leading to a stroke involving bleeding in the brain.

Hypertension increases the risk for stroke. Uncontrolled hypertension can contribute to decreased blood flow in the small blood vessels located deep inside the brain, as well as stroke.

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