An emergency condition in which a ruptured blood vessel causes bleeding in the brain.
Causes of this type of stroke include high blood pressure or head trauma. Blood-thinning drugs may increase risk.
A "FAST" symptom check can identify stroke. Is the face drooping or numb on one side? Is the person unable to raise both arms? Is he or she unable to speak clearly? If the answer is yes to any of these, it's time to call emergency assistance.
Emergency treatment is needed, often with drugs and sometimes surgery.