What Happens After A Brain Aneurysm Ruptures?

Brain aneurysm indicates a weak area in the blood vessel, which enlarges often and implies ballooning of the respective blood vessel.

What Causes Bleeding or Rupture of Aneurysm?

Neurologists and patients usually do not know about the exact reason behind bleeding or rupture of brain aneurysm. However, we are well familiar of the factors responsible for increasing the chances related to bleeding problems, which include-

High B.P: Hypertension or high blood pressure constitutes a major cause associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage. This is because straining or heavy lifting may result in increase in pressure in human brain and may result in rupture of aneurysm. Angry or upset, along with other strong emotions may cause increase in the blood pressure and may substantially result in rupture of aneurysms.

Pills: Blood thinners and other similar types of medications as well as prescribed drugs, along with diet pills acting as stimulants may cause bleeding and rupture of aneurysms.

Harmful Drugs: Other than this, cocaine and similar types of harmful drugs may forces already formed cerebral aneurysm to bleed and rupture adversely.

Chances of Brain Aneurysm Rupture

A large number of factors are responsible to determine to the chance or risk associated with the bleeding of brain aneurysm. These include shape, size and location of any specific aneurysm and its related symptoms.

Small and uniform sizes of brain aneurysms are of less likely cause bleeding than large ones with irregular shape. Once bleeding takes place in case of brain aneurysm, patients come at relatively higher risk related to re-bleeding. Because of this, doctors always recommend patients to undergo with aneurysm treatment immediately as possible.

What Happens After A Brain Aneurysm Ruptures?

What Happens After A Brain Aneurysm Ruptures?

Outcomes/Health Conditions after Aneurysm Rupture or Bleeding:

In case any brain aneurysm ruptures or bleeds, it leaks blood within the space present nearby your brain and it refers to subarachnoid hemorrhage. Based on the exact amount of blood leaked from the space across one’s patient, it may produce-

  • Severe headache or worst headache of human life, which continue to remain from many hours to a number of days
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Coma and/or drowsiness
  • Damages/Death Post Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
  • Hemorrhage Stroke.

Ruptured form of brain aneurysm or hemorrhage may even lead to direct damage to human brain often because of bleeding takes place within the brain. Neurologists call it as hemorrhage stroke and it results in-

  • Paralysis or weakness of a leg or an arm
  • Difficulty in understanding language or communicating with others
  • Vision problems and seizures.
  • Vasospasm

Neurologists have further observed that a few patients suffer from the problem of vasospasm i.e. irritation because of the leaked blood resulting in narrowing of blood vessels after the problem of ruptured aneurysm. This even causes severe brain damages in patients.

Hydrocephalus, Breathing Difficulty and Infection.

Besides the problem mentioned here, most of the patients may deal with other problems, including the enlargement of spaces present inside the brain and responsible for the production of cerebrospinal fluid.

In addition, in a few cases, patients may come across difficulty in inhale/exhale, because of which they require a mechanical ventilator as well as deal with various infections. Other than this, individuals may experience lungs and cardiac problems because of extensive level of brain damage affecting regular functions performed by the body.

Ruptured Aneurysm and Death Relations

Once bleeding or rupture of brain aneurysm takes place, chances related to death of a person increase by about 30 percent to 40 percent. Moreover, patients have moderate chance to severe chance of damage in the human brain from 20 percent to 35 percent even when patients undergo treatment with ruptured aneurysm problem.

Other than this, approximately 15 percent to 30 percent of total patients deal with mild or no difficulty at all. In case you opt to keep brain aneurysm in untreated condition or make delay in the treatment, another bleed may take place from an already existing ruptured brain aneurysm.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:May 30, 2018

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