What are the causes of hemorrhagic stroke?

Updated: Apr 22, 2019
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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Answer

Causes of hemorrhagic stroke include the following [8, 9, 11, 12, 13] :

  • Hypertension

  • Cerebral amyloidosis

  • Coagulopathies

  • Anticoagulant therapy

  • Thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction (MI) or acute ischemic stroke (can cause iatrogenic hemorrhagic transformation)

  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM), aneurysms, and other vascular malformations (venous and cavernous angiomas)

  • Vasculitis

  • Intracranial neoplasm


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