Donate to Hemorrhagic Stroke Research, Patient Care and Education

A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when an aneurysm or high blood pressure leads to the bursting of a blood vessel in the brain. There are two types of hemorrhagic stroke—intracerebral and subarachnoid. In intracerebral hemorrhagic strokes, a blood vessel ruptures inside the brain whereas in subarachnoid types the blood vessel on the surfaces of the brain ruptures leading to bleeding between the middle layers of the membrane covering the brain. Both types of hemorrhagic stroke cause brain swelling and pressure on the skull resulting in damage to brain cells and tissues.

Neurologists at Northwestern Medicine provide advanced diagnostic imaging, treatment and rehabilitation for people who have suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke. By making a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will ensure the continuation of this outstanding care, as well as the advancement of vital research in the area of hemorrhagic stroke.

Stroke symptoms come on quickly, and it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of stroke include:

  • Vision impairment: Double vision or difficulty seeing
  • Weakness: Tingling, loss of feeling on one side of the body or weakness
  • Headache: A sudden, severe headache
  • Speech Problems: Slurred speech, trouble talking or difficulty understanding others
  • Movement problems: Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or blackouts

Northwestern Medicine strives to provide the most effective treatments for patients suffering from a hemorrhagic stroke. Your donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation will give physicians the opportunity to develop and provide the most innovative treatments available for hemorrhagic stroke. Treatments currently available for hemorrhagic stroke are:

  • Coil embolization: A catheter is placed into an artery, where a tiny coil is placed into the aneurysm causing a clot to form; this clot will block the flow of blood through the aneurysm and prevent it from bursting again
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) repair: Abnormal arteries and veins are removed, redirecting blood flow to normal vessels and stopping the AVM from bursting or leaking blood
  • Aneurysm clipping: A surgeon may put a clip on the bulging area of the artery keeping blood from going into the aneurysm; bleeding is stopped and brain tissue is protected from further damage.
  • Neurosurgery

A nationally recognized leader in stroke care, Northwestern Medicine provides people who have experienced a stroke with highly personalized, multidisciplinary care from physicians specializing in neurology, neurosurgery, neurocritical care, diagnostic imaging, interventional neuroradiology and neurological rehabilitation.

Hemorrhagic Stroke Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

Hemorrhagic stroke can change life in an instant and can have lasting effects on the lives of patients and their loved ones. Increased funding will ensure that quality of life will be restored through research, patient education and advanced treatment options. Your donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation will make all of this possible for patients at Northwestern Medicine You have the power to change lives with your generous contribution.

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