Latest Aneurysm Stories

2012-12-03 21:02:42

But postmarketing data raise some cautions over risks, reports neurosurgery A new technology called the Pipeline embolization device (PED) shows encouraging results in patients with certain types of difficult-to-treat brain aneurysms, reports the December issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. Data collected since the PED was approved for marketing...

2012-10-20 04:02:47

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has announced a medical education lecture focused on the importance of early detection and treatment options of brain aneurysms. The lecture, which will be CME/CEU accredited, will be delivered at the PRI-MED conference in Boston, Ma on November 15, 2012 targeting primary care professionals and nurses. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) October 19, 2012 The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the nation´s only non-profit organization solely dedicated to providing critical...

2012-09-06 13:58:03

Endovascular repair has low rate of complications, even in high-risk patients A minimally invasive procedure known as endovascular repair used for abdominal aortic aneurysms has a low rate of complications, even in high-risk patients such as those with kidney, heart or lung problems, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Researchers found that even when aneurysms ruptured, endovascular repair had lower mortality rates than open-abdominal surgery, the other treatment option. The findings are being...

2012-08-30 11:13:58

Risk lessens over time if they quit, but still remains for heavy smokers Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day doubles the risk of a potentially fatal brain bleed as a result of a burst aneurysm, finds research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. If a smoker quits, the risk diminishes over time, but it still persists suggests the study. An aneurysm is a bulge in a weakened artery, which, if it bursts causes blood to leak into the brain. The...

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