Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Hemorrhagic transformation of ischemic stroke
Hemorrhagic transformation is a complication of ischemic stroke, occurring in about 10% of patients. It encompasses a broad spectrum of secondary bleeding, ranging from minor petechial bleeding (hemorrhagic infarct) to major mass-producing hemorrhage (parenchymal hematoma). Only parenchymal hematoma, seen in about 3% of patients, is associated with adverse outcome.
Jul. 21, 2021