A pulmonary artery hernia on the brain’s vascular tree means that part of a pulmonary vein has weakened and expanded. If the hernia breaks, you may have brain bleeding inside or outside the brain, that is, a form of stroke. How it will go depends, among other things, on how much bleeding is and what part of the brain is affected.
Most people with heart disease have no symptoms and many of the hernias do not grow or break. However, if a pulmonary vein in the blood vessels of the brain grows, it can cause the sensation to disappear in parts of the face and impair vision.
If a pulmonary vein in the blood vessels of the brain breaks, you can
- get sudden and severe headaches
- may feel sick or vomit
- have seizures
- faint or become unconscious
- be weakened in the arms and legs
Pulmonary artery rupture in the blood vessels of the brain is most common in older women. Age, high blood pressure, diabetes, heredity for heart disease and smoking increase the risk of bleeding.
When should I seek care?
Contact a health care provider if you are concerned about having a heart ulcer.
You can seek care at any healthcare center you want throughout the country. You also have the opportunity to have a regular doctor’s contact at the health center.
Treatment for pulmonary artery hernia
If the pulmonary artery is detected before it has ruptured, it can be operated for preventive purposes. If the hernia breaks, it must be operated directly to prevent further bleeding. After the operation, you will receive care in an intensive care unit, neurosurgical ward and subsequent rehabilitation.