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Brain Aneurysm

Brain Artery Variation Can Indicate Risk of Aneurysms

Of the million people who suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm each year, almost half will die and only a third will recover without disabilities. A new study published in BMJ Open has now measured for the first time a link between variations in size of the brain’s arteries and the likelihood of a cerebral aneurysm, …

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What’s the Difference Between a Stroke and a Brain Aneurysm?

Strokes and brain aneurysms are similar but not the same, says neurosurgeon Yevgenia Shekhtman, M.D. They both can cause severe damage—even death. What’s an Aneurysm? An aneurysm is a weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. The weakness in the wall of a vessel leads to ballooning or bulging, which can eventually lead to …

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Brain Bleeding Symptoms

What are the causes of brain hemorrhage? What are the symptoms of a brain hemorrhage? How is Brain Bleeding Diagnosed? What Should Be Done for Brain Hemorrhage Treatment? Yeni Yüzyıl University Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery and Assoc. Dr. İdris Sertbaş answered those questions for those who are curious about the symptoms of brain hemorrhages. …

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Brain Aneurysm Surgery: How to Prepare

Brain aneurysm surgery may be done as a planned prophylactic operation or on an emergency basis. Preparation often involves visualization of the aneurysm with brain imaging studies,1 consideration of the likelihood of aneurysm-associated health problems, surgical risk assessment, and preoperative management of medical issues such as hypertension. You would be involved in the preparation prior to having a prophylactic …

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8 Brain Aneurysm Risk Factors Every Woman Should Know

Joni Mitchell & 8 Brain Aneurysm Risk Factors Every Woman Should Know Our hearts pour out to Joni Mitchell and the approximate 2o,ooo women a year that suffer from a Brain Aneurysm in the United States. March is international women’s month and this article contains 8 risk brain aneurysm factors that every woman should know.   We …

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Louis Kim MD

An Interview with 2019 Grant Award Winner, Dr. Louis Kim

Dr. Louis Kim, MD, is Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, and is chief of the neurological surgery service at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Louis and his team are the recipients of a 2019 TBF research grant. Recently, we had the chance to speak with …

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Bee Strong – A Mother’s Journey Connecting with Brain Aneurysm Survivors and Loved Ones

Last month, September 12th, was my daughter’s birthday. We spent last year tiptoeing around this date, afraid to address it directly for fear it would simply rip the wound open anew. This year, we spent it up in Maine at the 7th annual KAT-Walk & Karo 5-K,  originally established to honor two young women, almost the same …

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