Pediatric Hemorrhagic Stroke
A hemorrhagic stroke is when a blood vessel ruptures (bursts) and blood accumulates in the tissue surrounding the rupture.
What is Pediatric Hemorrhagic Stroke ?
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is reduced or cut off completely for a period of time. When oxygen-rich blood can’t reach brain cells, they can die quickly. This can cause permanent brain damage.
What are the different types of Pediatric Hemorrhagic Stroke ?
One type of stroke is a hemorrhagic stroke. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, this accounts for about 13 percent of all strokes.
In a hemorrhagic stroke, a weakened blood vessel ruptures and bleeds into surrounding brain. The resulting blood pools and compresses the tissue.
Two types of hemorrhagic strokes can occur:
Intracerebral hemorrhage is a stroke that causes bleeding in the brain.
This type of stroke causes bleeding within the subarachnoid space, the area between the brain and the tissues covering the brain.
What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Hemorrhagic Stroke ?
- Confusion or disorientation
- Loss of balance
- Nausea or vomiting
- Problems with speech or swallowing
- Sudden, severe headache
- Total or partial loss of consciousness
- Weakness or tingling in the face, leg or arm on one side of the body