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Detecting brain aneurysms

An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation of a blood vessel. This in...ain bleed. Till now, the technique for finding an aneurysm has involved injecting a dye into the blood vessels and imaging the result. Naturally researchers wo...

Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine

...examination. Patients with heart pacemakers, brain aneurysm clips, inner ear implants or any other metal implants cannot have in MRA examination. In summary, it is an excellent method of choice to evaluate the thoracic aorta, pulmonary arteires, abdominal aorta and its branches (renal and mesenteric arterie...

Small aneurysms best left untouched

...n the wall of the aorta leads to a bulge called an aneurysm which may rupture a potentially fateful problem. The standard treatment for an aneurysm is to repair it surgically. But researchers at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center suggests that sur...

Brain aneurysms can now be treated with a less invasive procedure

Brain aneurysm is a weakness in one of the blood vessels in the brain, causing the vessel to bulge, ultimately resulting in a brain hemorrhage. Around thirty thousand Americans, on an average, suffer a brain hemorrhage in a year and they are treated surgically or n...

Cocaine may cause aneurysms for the coronart artery

... coronary angiography to find out the existence of aneurysm of the heart. The researchers had taken the clinical angiographic characteristics of 112 patients who have a history of cocaine addiction and compared that with a control group of the same age group. The results of the study showed that 30.4% of th...

Platinum Coils To Replace Brain Surgery

...reatment involves a craniotomy and clipping of the aneurysm to stop further bleeding. The coiling treatment is...en a patient is in good clinical condition and the aneurysm is suitable for coiling, is more likely to lead to independent survival at 1 year than neurosurgical...

Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms By A New Non-Surgical Approach

...he wall of an artery, a vein or the heart. A brain aneurysm arises as a result of weakness in the arterial wall of the brain. Rupture of the aneurysm can result in // stroke or death. A new approach combining the use of intracranial stents and coil ...

Experts urging artery screening in the UK

...n that age group, Pulse magazine says. An aortic aneurysm is a swelling caused by damage or weakness in the ... aorta in 2000. Of these, about 33 per cent had an aneurysm large enough to require urgent surgery. The condition accounts for 1.4 per cent of deaths in men ove...

New Way To Combat Spinal Cord Injury during Aortic Surgery

...s of lower limbs following thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery result mainly from loss of blood flow (isc...kelihood of neurological deficits following aortic aneurysm surgery. (Source: Eurekalert)...

Brain Surgery Without the Surgery?

... in their walls, often at a bulging spot called an aneurysm or a tangled web of abnormal vessels called an art... minimally invasive endovascular procedures. “An aneurysm is a ballooning, a little weak spot like one on a tire when it’s about to blow. When aneurysms ruptu...

Limb amputations among Diabetics on a high

...f a first-degree relative with an abdominal aortic aneurysm One Man's StoryIn 1958, Tom Nelson decided to move from Minnesota to Colorado as a result of his love for the outdoors. Now in his mid-70s, Montrose, Colo., resident Nelson noticed exhaustion and increasing pain in his legs beginning to affect his ...

Different Techniques Can Help Ease Chronic Pain, Return Patients’ Smile

... have to know that pain can be a signal of a brain aneurysm that is about to pop.” Source-Newswise SRM...

Minorities, Uninsured Less Likely to Receive Care at High-Volume Hospitals

... The procedures included elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass grafting, carotid endarterectomy, esophageal cancer resection, hip fracture repair, lung cancer resection, cardiac valve replacement, coronary angioplasty, pancreatic cancer resection, and total knee replacement. Acco...

British Lady Sails Through Brain Bypass Surgery Using Vein Graft

...to have a have a bypass surgery done to treat an aneurysm .// After having been diagnosed in 2001,with acro...octors also told her that this was an aneurysm. An aneurysm is a defect of artery walls that loses its elasticity and swells up with a collection of blood. This...

Jefferson Physicians Report on Potentially Fatal Complication of Heart Attack

...picardial aneurysm. Diagnosis of a subepicardial aneurysm is extremely rare, says Dr. Savage, who is also associate professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Only 20 cases have ever been reported in the medical literature and many patients were diagnosed after death. I...

28% Lower Mortality Rate In Top U.S. Hospitals

...unity-acquired pneumonia, stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleed, pancreatitis, diabetic acidosis and coma, pulmonary embolism and sepsis. · For those same procedures and diagnoses, Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical excellence had more than twice as much improv...

Early Detection of Artery Weakening Can Be a Life-Saver

...at the University of Michigan monitored his aortic aneurysm until it reached a dangerous size and required sur...he bottom line is to recognize the existence of an aneurysm before something bad happens,” says U-M vascular surgeon James Stanley, M.D., a director of the U-M ...

Enzyme Critical for Early Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

...or ultrasound for another medical concern. If an aneurysm is small, doctors generally monitor it closely and...re is one event that activates an abdominal aortic aneurysm and that its progression is inevitable,' Thompson explains. 'Our studies suggest there is ongoing in...

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Saves Men's Lives

...ply reduce the likelihood of dying from a ruptured aneurysm among men age 65// and older, according to a new r... many of these lives, since surgeons can repair an aneurysm before it bursts, usually before it grows larger than two inches in diameter. However, screening f...

Different Causes for Childhood Brain Aneurysm was Revealed

...dd Abruzzo, MD, found that the most common type of aneurysm among all age groups appeared to occur spontaneous...tion of the two may predispose certain children to aneurysm development. An aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel weakens and stretches, forming a bulge in the ...

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