A brain hemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain, accounts for almost 20% of all strokes that men and women suffer each year. The expert neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists at Interventional Neuro Associates, serving the greater New York and New Jersey areas at their offices in East Hills and Brooklyn, New York, are leaders in the treatment of hemorrhaging and strokes and have a state-of-the-art neurological facility to ensure the best treatment options. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
A hemorrhage is a medical emergency that refers to bleeding in your brain. If a blood vessel bursts within your brain, blood can leak inside it. If the blood vessel bursts outside your brain, the bleeding occurs on the brain’s surface.
Both conditions are extremely serious and require immediate medical attention as brain hemorrhages can be fatal. They’re usually associated with a hemorrhagic stroke or trauma, such as a blow to the head suffered in an accident or while participating in sports.
A subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding around the surface of the brain. It’s sometimes caused by a burst brain aneurysm and is a type of stroke. Most of the time, a subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs because of an injury or severe trauma to the head. Symptoms can include:
Certain health conditions and medications such as blood thinners can contribute to a subarachnoid hemorrhage.
An intracranial hemorrhage is a type of acute bleeding that occurs inside your skull or brain. However, a subdural hemorrhage is a type of intracranial bleeding that refers to a collection of blood on the surface of your brain. This is usually the result of your head moving rapidly forward and backward and then stopping abruptly, as in a car accident.
The collection of blood on your brain is called a subdural hematoma, and it’s one of the more common types of brain hemorrhages. Sometimes it occurs in older men and women or individuals suffering from the effects of alcoholism.
Any type of brain hemorrhage requires immediate medical attention by a neurosurgery expert. The doctors at Interventional Neuro Associates are highly skilled in performing the latest treatments and technologies, so people have the best chance of a positive outcome. Your neurologist determines the best course of action, depending on where the bleeding occurs.
Depending on the severity of your brain hemorrhage, you may need surgery to alleviate swelling and stop the bleeding. Additionally, your doctor may give appropriate medications to control seizures and minimize pain, or perform coiling or stenting. It’s possible to recover from a brain hemorrhage, so the sooner you receive treatment, the better.
For more information, call Interventional Neuro Associates or schedule an appointment online today.