Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A ruptured aorta needn't be a death sentence, survivors say

John Ritter was working in a Burbank studio on the set of his TV sitcom. Aaron Roberts was cooling his heels in a hotel room outside of Chicago after a business meeting. Exactly four years separated the days when two very ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Aneurysms don't occur earlier in second generation

People whose parents or aunts and uncles have had a brain aneurysm are more likely to have one themselves, indicating that genetic risk factors passed down by generation are responsible. Prior studies had suggested that ...

Neuroscience

Study Finds Low Risk in Treating Previously Coiled Aneurysm

(PhysOrg.com) -- The risks associated with treating a recurrent or residual brain aneurysm that was initially treated by endovascular coiling are low, according to a multicenter study led by researchers at the University ...

Other

The Medical Minute: So you have an aneurysm... Now what?

Technically speaking, an aneurysm is a dilation, or an enlargement, of a blood vessel to at least 50 percent beyond its normal diameter. So if a blood vessel is normally one inch wide, it is considered an aneurysm when it ...

Surgery

Ruptured aneurysm has lasting impact on quality of life

Ten years after stroke caused by a ruptured aneurysm of the brain, surviving patients have persistent difficulties in several areas affecting quality of life, reports a study in the March issue of Neurosurgery, official journal ...

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