Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Growth in cerebral aneurysms increases risk of rupture

Cerebral aneurysms of all sizes—even small ones below seven millimeters—are 12 times more likely to rupture if they are growing in size, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.


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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Smokers more than double their risk of burst aneurysm

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.

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 ...


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 ...

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