About intracerebral haemorrhage
An intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is bleeding inside the brain caused by a burst artery and is a cause of haemorrhagic stroke). It is a life-threatening condition that requires emergency treatment.
Brain tissue needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to survive. This is disrupted when bleeding occurs in the brain, causing brain cells to die within minutes of a bleed. Common causes of intracerebral haemorrhage are high blood pressure, traumatic brain injuries, ruptured brain aneurysms (swelling in the artery wall) and malformations in blood vessels which makes them prone to rupturing.
to read more about intracerebral haemorrhage on the National Neuroscience Institute’s website, our healthcare partner in Neurosurgery care.