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Brain Aneurysm Patients Have A New Voice With Brain Storms Blog
Date:9/22/2009

Two years ago, Barbara Ladd McNamara suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was rushed to a local hospital and then transferred to the National Brain Aneurysm Center at St. Joseph's Hospital, where physicians Eric Nussbaum and Michael Madison, M.D.s were able to fix the rupture, but found a remarkable 12 more aneurysms to address. Over the course of several months, McNamara underwent several procedures to treat her aneurysms, including minimally invasive coiling and open brain surgery relieving the severe headaches she suffered for years and giving her a unique perspective on aneurysm repair. Today, she has launched her first patient blog (http://brainstorms.brainaneurysmcenter.org) designed for brain aneurysm patients and survivors to come together and share their experiences. A writer and public relations professional, McNamara wanted to provide a forum to openly communicate to and engage with patients, survivors, family members and others. In the past, she has talked to support groups at St. Joseph's Hospital, helping patients cope with such significant surgery. Dr. Nussbaum, chair of the National Brain Aneurysm Center, said McNamara brings perspective to her posts that no medical professional could.

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) September 22, 2009 -- The National Brain Aneurysm Center announced today the launch of a new patient blog designed for brain aneurysm patients and survivors to come together and share their experiences. "Brain Storms: Inside the Mind of a Brain Aneurysm Survivor," (Brain Storms Blog) is written by former patient Barbara Ladd McNamara, a survivor with a one-of-a-kind story about brain aneurysms.

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