The heart pumps blood from the lungs into the circulatory system to supply your body with oxygen.
But it can’t do this without the help of a vein, which is a network of blood vessels that are at the heart of the blood vessel system.
The veins can’t move in their own right, so they need a pump.
When a vein ruptures, that’s when a fluid in the blood starts to flow to the surface of the vessel, creating a “vibratory burst” of blood.
But unlike an artery, the vessels of a vascular injury cannot be fixed with surgery.
Instead, the damage occurs in the cells that line the vein.
If you’ve ever had a ruptured vein, you’ve probably experienced a “pop” or “pump” when you push on it.
Vascular injuries that involve a rupture of a large vein (called an arteriovenous malformation) have the potential to result in heart disease.
“Vascular injuries are very common,” says David M. Leventhal, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Clinical Cardiology at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
“And they are the most serious kinds of injuries in people with coronary artery disease.”
If you suffer a rupture of a small vein (which you could also call an angiogenic arterioventricular rupture), it could lead to a blockage of blood flow, which could result in your heart stopping.
But if you’re a patient who has no known history of a previous heart attack or stroke, you can avoid any potential damage to your heart by following a simple plan.
Follow these simple steps to pop a rupturing vein.
First, put on a thick bandage, called a bandage of caution, to protect your heart.
If it’s not tight enough, your body will begin to swell, causing the pressure to increase.
Your body will then begin to release blood and fluid into the artery, where it can flow freely.
Your veins can pop up naturally as your body releases blood.
If a large, vein-filled artery ruptures or a vein pops up in your chest, you may need to see your cardiologist.
But with proper preparation, you’ll be able to pop an artery in just a few minutes.