Intracerebral haemorrhage

Intracerebral haemorrhage is the cause of ca. 15% of strokes. Hypertension is the most common cause of intracerebral haemorrhage, as it leads to changes at the walls of small cerebral blood vessels. Intracerebral haemorrhage is not always associated with headache, particularly in the early stages. Good management of hypertension is an essential part of both primary and secondary prevention.