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Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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What is Intracerebral Hemorrhage?

Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a type of stroke. It occurs when a damaged blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in the brain. It can affect people of all ages.

What Are the Symptoms of Intracerebral Hemorrhage?

  • Severe headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weakness or numbness in your face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Difficulty seeing, talking, or understanding
  • Difficulty with balance or walking
  • Dizziness or loss of coordination 
  • Loss of consciousness

What Causes Intracerebral Hemorrhage?

There are many causes of ICH. Some of these causes include:

  • Hypertensive hemorrhage, caused by chronic high blood pressure
  • Arteriovenous malformation, caused by congenital defects
  • Amyloid angiopathy, caused by the weakening of blood vessels due to aging

UR Medicine's Treatments for Intracerebral Hemorrhage

If you experience any of the above symptoms, call 911. Following a hospital evaluation, you should be scheduled for prompt neurological care follow-up. Our Comprehensive Stroke Center clinic can provide this care.

You will be evaluated and treated by our expert stroke neurologists. Our experts will review your past testing results, assess your current neurologic deficits, counsel you about stroke risk factors and stroke prevention, and address any follow-up testing, referrals, or care needs.

Findings from the evaluation will also be communicated to the referring physician.

What Sets Us Apart?

UR Medicine's Comprehensive Stroke Center offers world-class treatment and prevention of stroke, including its creation of the Rochester region’s only state-of-the art Mobile Stroke Unit, and dedicated Neuromedicine Intensive Care Unit.

UR Medicine offers advanced stroke treatments that are not available at most hospitals.

Our nationally recognized, highly trained stroke and neurocritical care team provides comprehensive care for all types of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases (related to blood flow in the brain).

State-of-the-art neuroimaging capabilities and immediate access to all subspecialists offer patients the most sophisticated medical and surgical treatments necessary for the best outcomes.


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Neurology - Rochester

Ambulatory Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, 1st Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

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Clinton Crossings, Building C
919 Westfall Road, Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14618

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