Research and Funding Are Keys to Raising Awareness and Ultimately Preventing Fatal Brain Aneurysm Ruptures

The recent death of WABC-TV news reporter Lisa Colagrossi has raised the issue of who’s at risk from brain aneurysm ruptures – and are there early symptoms? Innovative research and additional funding are crucial to identifying brain aneurysms and preventing often fatal ruptures, says The Bee Foundation, a Philadelphia based non-profit organization.

Innovative research and additional funding are crucial to identifying brain aneurysms and preventing often fatal ruptures, says The Bee Foundation, a Philadelphia based non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of brain aneurysms and funding innovative research that saves lives.

The issue has captured national attention with the death of longtime WABC-TV reporter Lisa Colagrossi, 49, who died last Friday after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm. (Source: ABC News, March 23, 2015)

“Ruptured aneurysms are a devastating condition,” said Dr. Shazam Hussain, a member of The Bee Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. Noting that brain aneurysm research is largely underfunded, Hussain added, “More targeted research preventing aneurysm formation and rupture would greatly advance the medical community’s understanding of this disease and ultimately the outcomes for patients who suffer from it.” […]

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