Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Ariel Sharon Suffers Massive Stroke

Cerebral hemorrhages -- a closer look
Doctors: Sharon stroke caused by bleeding in the brain

Wednesday, January 4, 2006; Posted: 10:17 p.m. EST (03:17 GMT)

(CNN) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered massive bleeding in his brain from a type of stroke called a cerebral hemorrhage, his doctors said Wednesday.

A cerebral hemorrhage happens when small blood vessels bleed in the brain and cause a blood clot. This causes pressure on the brain, eventually killing normal brain cells, which can cause permanent disability or death.

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