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Ruptured Artery in the Brain Overview

Another name for Ruptured Artery in the Brain is Intracerebral Hemorrhage.

What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?
A person with an intracerebral hemorrhage has bleeding within the brain tissue. The bleeding is caused by the rupture of small blood vessels that supply blood to the brain cells. This interrupts the blood flow to the brain, causing symptoms of a stroke. High blood pressure is the most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage.

What are the symptoms of intracerebral hemorrhage?
Symptoms of intracerebral hemorrhage include sudden numbness or weakness in one arm or leg, or sudden weakness in the arm and leg on one side of the body. Additional symptoms of an intracerebral hemorrhage include headache, nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, difficulty walking, change in vision, facial drooping, and loss of coordination.

How does the doctor treat intracerebral hemorrhage?
Treatment for an intracerebral hemorrhage may include oxygen therapy, cardiac monitoring, intravenous fluids, medications to control blood pressure, and surgery.

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Last Updated: Aug 19, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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