Brain Aneurysms Symptoms Are Similar to Stroke: True or False?

An aneurysm — a ballooning or bulging out of an artery where the wall is weak — can wreak havoc if it bursts. When aneurysms rupture in the brain, the resulting hemorrhage can cause stroke, coma, brain damage and other problems. Test yourself to see what you know about this dangerous disorder.

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Repairing Your Aortic Root Aneurysms

Needing surgery to repair an aortic root aneurysm is a scary diagnosis, but it doesn’t have to be. The methods for fixing this type of bulge in the aorta just above the aortic valve are durable and safe, when performed by experienced surgeons. With modern techniques, you’ll be back in your normal routine in no … Read More

New Tech May Improve Your Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (Video)

Ongoing trials are testing a novel approach to preventing endoleaks (residual bleeding) that affect up to 20 percent of all patients who undergo endovascular aneurysm repair. A relatively common problem following this type of repair, endoleaks can require repeat procedures. A stent combined with an inflatable endobag could eliminate the need for repeat surgery and … Read More

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If Your Relative Has an Aneurysm, You Might Have One Too

You might consider having a brain scan if an immediate family member has been diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm. Ongoing clinical studies have established a link for this condition among close relatives. A brain aneurysm is an abnormal bubble in a brain artery that develops where a blood vessel wall becomes weak. “Among first-degree relatives, if one … Read More

You May Need This After a Stroke: ‘Stentriever’

Every second counts when it comes to effective stroke treatment. The longer a clot remains lodged in an artery of your brain, the longer your brain tissue starves for much-needed blood flow. That’s why the latest innovations in stroke treatment are focused on speed — getting blood flow to the brain restored as quickly and … Read More