Each year, approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke. The country’s third-leading cause of death in people over age 40, stroke takes the lives of more than 143,000 people annually. Of those strokes, 10 percent are intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH), which occur when a diseased blood vessel in the brain suddenly bursts, causing blood to leak into the brain. The rapid increase in pressure can cause damage to brain cells, or even lead to unconsciousness or death.
Time is of the essence to prevent and treat ICH. At the Johns Hopkins Intracerebral Hemorrhage Center, a multidisciplinary team of recognized stroke experts—including neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists and specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation—join forces to provide comprehensive, life-saving care for this potentially fatal condition.
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