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is aneurysm the same as a stroke?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Aneurysm: Aneurysm is a weakness in a blood vessel that then balloons out and is overstretched. Stroke is when a blood vessel to the brain is obstructed or ruptured and causes damage to the area of the brain supplied by that vessel.
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Results may be the same just different etiologies
Oct 24, 2014
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Aneurysm/Stroke: Aneurysm results from weakening of wall of artery resulting in expansion of wall. Stroke results from blockage of artery or rupture of artery, causing lack of blood supply to area of brain & death of brain cells.

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