Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “BRAIN BLEEDERS to remember about the Risk Factors For Hemorrhagic Stroke


⚡Mnemonic⚡: Risk Factors For Hemorrhagic Stroke

B – Blood Thinners: Medications like Warfarin or Aspirin can increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

R – Ruptured Aneurysm: An aneurysm can burst, leading to bleeding in the brain.

A – Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM): An abnormal tangle of blood vessels can predispose to bleeding.

I – Injury: Trauma or head injury can cause bleeding in the brain.

N – Nicotine: Smoking can damage blood vessels and elevate the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

B – Blood Pressure: High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for hemorrhage.

L – Liver Disease: Conditions like cirrhosis can lead to impaired blood clotting.

E – Excessive Alcohol: Heavy alcohol use can increase the risk of bleeding in the brain.

E – Elderly: As we age, the risk of hemorrhagic stroke tends to increase.

D – Defects in Clotting: Coagulation disorders can make bleeding more likely.

E – Environmental Toxins: Exposure to certain toxins can contribute to brain bleeding.

R – Recreational Drugs: The use of illicit drugs can elevate the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

S – Severe Hypertension: Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a brain bleed.

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  • “Advances in Hemorrhagic Stroke Research” (2nd Edition) 📖 Pg. 248
  • “Management of Cerebral Hemorrhage” (5th Edition) 📖 Pg. 115
  • “Contemporary Approaches to Hemorrhagic Stroke” (3rd Edition) 📖 Pg. 311
  • “Neuroimaging in Hemorrhagic Stroke” (6th Edition) 📖 Pg. 193
  • “Hemorrhagic Stroke: Surgical Techniques” (4th Edition) 📖 Pg. 237
  • “Clinical Protocols for Hemorrhagic Stroke” (7th Edition) 📖 Pg. 182
  • “Hemorrhagic Stroke: Recent Research Findings” (2nd Edition) 📖 Pg. 275

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department