Hypertension is a Risk Factor for Both Ischemic Stroke and Hemorrhagic Stroke


CT Brain showing right thalamic bleed (red arrows) and left temporal infarct (yellow arrows)

Hypertension is a risk factor for both ischemic as well as hemorrhagic strokes. In the case presented here, same patient suffered ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes at two different times.

On the CT scan image above, yellow arrows point to the old left temporal infarct. Red arrows point to an acute right thalamic hemorrhage.

Control of hypertension would reduce the risk of both ischemic as well as hemorrhagic strokes.

Published by Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine) DM (Neurology)

I am a doctor with 25 years experience. I have worked as a neurologist for about 20 years. Educating public and healthcare professionals is very dear to me. This is possible due to my interactions with thousands of patients and their caregivers. I salute the patients who suffer and it is our duty to minimise suffering by preventing diseases and ensuring prompt diagnosis and treatment of those already affected.

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