Donate to Aneurysm Research

Donate to Aneurysm Research

Aneurysms may burst and bleed into the brain, causing serious complications including hemorrhagic stroke, permanent nerve damage, or death. Once it has burst, the aneurysm may burst again and rebleed into the brain, and additional aneurysms may also occur. More commonly, rupture may cause a subarachnoid hemorrhage – bleeding into the space between the skull bone and the brain.

A delayed but serious complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage is hydrocephalus, in which the excessive buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull dilates fluid pathways called ventricles that can swell and press on the brain tissue. Another delayed post-rupture complication is vasospasm, in which other blood vessels in the brain contract and limit blood flow to vital areas of the brain. This reduced blood flow can cause stroke or tissue damage. Read more…


4 Responses to “The Dangers of Aneurysm”


  1. June 19, 2009 at 4:11 am

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  2. 2 Roberta Ewin
    January 4, 2010 at 7:45 am

    I am a survior of a pontine hemoriage(brain stem aneurysm)three years ago.I spent 2+ months in the hospital.I was told that it was unrecoverable.I am still getting better all the time.If there is anyone out there that needs help fighting the effects from an aneurysm let me know

  3. 3 Angela
    May 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Hi my name is Angela. I had brain Surgery on Febuary 3, 2011. The placed a stent and then coiled one of my Brain aneurysm. In August I have to go have Brain Surgery again to fix the second one. My Father in law passed away when his Burst so I feel Very lucky to have such a wonderful Brain Surgeon who has helped me. My headaches have got so much better since the first surgery. 3 Months and counting. I am Blessed every day that I wake up alive to be with my kids and Family.


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