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AHA: Can Statins Help Prevent Brain Aneurysms From Rupturing?

Posted 5 Apr 2018 by

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) – People who learn they have an unruptured brain aneurysm typically have two options: surgery or watch and wait. Researchers hope to add a third alternative – drugs to lower the odds of the aneurysm rupturing. Statins – drugs that reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by reducing cholesterol levels – are one treatment that has been ...

Awake for Aneurysm Brain Surgery, Better Results?

Posted 25 Aug 2017 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 – "Awake" brain surgery may improve treatment of brain aneurysms, researchers say. A brain aneurysm is a weak area in a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain. It's commonly treated with a surgical technique known as "clipping" while the patient is under general anesthesia. But a team of researchers at Saint Louis University in Missouri found that "awake brain ...

Brain Aneurysm: Lack of Awareness Can Cost Lives

Posted 5 Oct 2016 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 – On March 19, 2015, Emmy-nominated news anchor and New York City TV journalist Lisa Colagrossi was on a routine assignment when she had what her husband, Todd Crawford, described as "a horrific coughing spell." Colagrossi was rushed to a local hospital's intensive care unit and placed on life support. Within 24 hours, the 49-year-old WABC-TV reporter was dead. The cause: ...

Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Aneurysm

Posted 19 Jun 2015 by

-- An aneurysm occurs when part of an artery bulges, may rupture, and could cause dangerous internal bleeding. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says risk factors include: Being male, since men are more likely than women to have an aneurysm. Being age 65 or older. Smoking, which can lead to weakening of the artery walls. Having a family history or personal history of aneurysm. Having ...

Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers

Posted 6 May 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 – New research finds that patients with hemorrhagic strokes, which cause bleeding in the brain, are more likely to survive if they seek treatment at a comprehensive stroke center. "Clinicians, especially emergency room physicians, need to be aware of the severity and potential implications of hemorrhagic stroke, and try to transfer patients to the hospital most capable of ...

Size of Brain Aneurysm Doesn't Predict Chances of Rupture: Study

Posted 25 May 2014 by

FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 – The size of a brain aneurysm does not play a major role in its risk of bursting, a new study finds. A brain aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel in the brain weakens and balloons out. If it bursts, it causes a bleeding (hemorrhagic) stroke that typically results in brain damage or death. Finnish researchers analyzed data from aneurysm patients who were followed for their ...

Growing Brain Aneurysms More Likely to Burst: Study

Posted 2 Jul 2013 by

TUESDAY, July 2 – Brain aneurysms of all sizes are 12 times more likely to rupture if they are growing, a new study finds. A brain (cerebral) aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel in the brain weakens and balloons out. If it bursts, it causes a bleeding (hemorrhagic) stroke that can lead to brain damage or death. The study included 132 women and 33 men with a total of 258 brain aneurysms that were ...

Brain Bleeds More Common in Smokers, Research Shows

Posted 30 Aug 2012 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 30 – Smoking greatly increases the risk of potentially fatal brain bleeding caused by a burst aneurysm, a new study warns. An aneurysm is a bulge in a weakened artery. If an aneurysm bursts, blood leaks into the brain. The chances of surviving a burst aneurysm are about 50 percent, and survivors often have lifelong disabilities. In the new study, published online Aug. 30 in the ...

Sex, Coffee May Boost Risk of Brain Aneurysm Rupture: Study

Posted 5 May 2011 by

THURSDAY, May 5 – If you have a brain aneurysm, drinking coffee, having sex or even getting angry may boost the risk of it rupturing, a new study suggests. Although the risk is extremely small, people who have aneurysms should be careful, said Dr. Sahil Parikh, assistant professor of medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. "For those patients who do have aneurysms, it ...

New RX for Large Brain Aneurysm

Posted 13 Apr 2011 by

WEDNESDAY, April 13 – A new option to repair a difficult-to-manage bulging artery in the brain has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Such a bulge, called an aneurysm, can grow and eventually burst. This can lead to a brain hemorrhage and even death. Aneurysms larger than 10 millimeters, or those of an odd shape, often are difficult to treat. The cPAX Aneurysm Treatment ...

Device Approved to Treat Brain Aneurysm

Posted 6 Apr 2011 by

WEDNESDAY, April 6 – A new device to treat an arterial bulge (aneurysm) in the brain has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Over time, a person's normal blood pressure can cause an aneurysm to grow larger and burst, which could be life-threatening. A ruptured brain aneurysm affects about 30,000 people each year in the United States, the FDA said in a news release, citing an ...

Device Approved to Continue Blood Flow During Brain Surgery

Posted 11 Mar 2011 by

FRIDAY, March 11 – A device that permits the rerouting of blood flow during surgery to treat a brain aneurysm or tumor in people at greater risk of stroke has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Excimer Laser Assisted Non-Occlusive Anastamosis (ELANA) Surgical Kit makes it possible for surgeons to bypass the aneurysm or tumor without clipping the affected artery and ...

Aneurysms in 2nd Generation May Not Come Early

Posted 23 Feb 2009 by

MONDAY, Feb. 23 – People whose parents, uncles or aunts have had a ruptured brain aneurysm are at increased risk for the deadly condition, but there's no evidence that aneurysm ruptures would occur at an earlier age in the second generation, a new report finds. The finding contradicts previous studies that concluded that aneurysm rupture occurs as much as 20 years earlier in the second ...

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