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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A medical condition in which there is an outpouching of the wall of the blood vessel that supplies the brain. The most serious consequence of this outpouching is that the wall is weakened and can rupture, leading to massive ...Read more


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I have to have an angiogram post cerebral aneurysm coiling 8 months ago. Routine check. Is angiogram a risky procedure. Im having mine under ga?

I have to have an angiogram post cerebral aneurysm coiling 8 months ago. Routine check. Is angiogram a risky procedure. Im having mine under ga?

Low risk: All risk factors must be considered. Heart, lung, kidney, diabetes and medications. Allergies small, puncture of artery and catheter passed to inject the radio opaque dye. Ask about ct angio or MRI as followup? Perhaps thought is to do more coils? Ask why general anes? Most are local with some sedatives. ...Read more

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Is siemens avanto "MRA with and without contrast SPGR post coil protocol" considered 1.5t or 3.0t mra? Can both detect 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm

Is siemens avanto  "MRA  with and without contrast SPGR post coil protocol"  considered 1.5t or 3.0t mra?  Can both detect 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm

Cerebral aneurysm: Yes. An MRA of the brain is a screening test. Additional testing with a cerebral arteriogram is perforned to confirm a true aneurysm. A 1-2 mm aneurysm is often observed rather than treated with endovascular coils, stents or surgical clips. ...Read more

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Does siemens avanto " MRA with and without contrast SPGR post coil protocol" has ability to detect small 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm? Expl protocol

Does siemens avanto  " MRA with and without contrast SPGR  post coil protocol"  has ability to detect small 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm? Expl protocol

More factors: MRA's ability to detect a 1-2 mm aneurysm also depends on the magnet's field strength, number of phase-encoded steps (affects resolution), and acquisition parameters. Given optimal conditions (the above as well as no patient movement), the detection rate of aneurysms larger than 1 mm is comparable for MRA and digital subtraction angiography. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007269.htm ...Read more

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I have 360 coils for my brain aneurysm 2005 ihave had daily hda since.I was told to live with it. Why?

You need answers: Yes, the phrase, "live with it, " is not very helpful. A more detailed understanding of what may be causing your headaches, what to expect, and strategies to manage these possibilities can help. Please refer to the information contained in the brain aneurysm center for women for guidance. www.chicagoaneurysm.com. ...Read more

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Unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 2013 under stress at home with mentally unbalanced husband who sees beings! Will stress affect my coils? Thank you.

Unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 2013 under stress at home with mentally unbalanced husband who sees beings! Will stress affect my coils? Thank you.

Only is it causes a: rise in your blood pressure.Good idea to check coils every 5 years with an MRA. I have coils,too.Way to dodge a bullitt.anyone else in the family with brain aneurysms ?Discus with Neurosurgeon or Interventional Radiologist about screening first degree relatives.Good luck. ...Read more

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Brain aneurysm coiled May 2013 Sept scan showed occlusion. When can I stop worrying? I am afraid I will bang my head or coughing will loosen the coils

Brain aneurysm coiled May 2013 Sept scan showed occlusion. When can I stop worrying? I am afraid I will bang my head or coughing will loosen the coils

You are lucky: for under going successful treatment , those untreated ones will have disastrous out comes . Once vessel is occluded ( thrombosed ) will not allow the coil displaced , don't worry , but you need close follow up by your doctor .Good Luck ...Read more

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What are common after effects for a brain aneurysm operation using the coil embolization procedure?

What are common after effects for a brain aneurysm operation using the coil embolization procedure?

Rare side effects: You can have problems in three different areas after an embolization procedure: 1. The groin site where you gained access. 2. The arteries all the way up to the head. 3. The brain in the form of a stroke or a bleed. That being said, the rate of complication from a coiling of an aneurysm is extremely low in experienced hands. ...Read more

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A year ago last may my brain aneurysm was coiled. I get pains the last 8 weeks where my coils are situated. Is this normal? MRA shows occlusion

A year ago last may my brain aneurysm was coiled. I get pains the last 8 weeks where my coils are situated. Is this normal? MRA shows occlusion

Probably not the coi: If the coils were to cause a headache, they'd have done it right away. And any headache from the procedure would be generalized, or at least cover a fairly large area, and not in a specific place. Your headache is much more likely to be due to something else. ...Read more

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I have a physically disabled son/angry abusive husband.Lot's of stress.Had surgery on unruptured brain aneurysm 3 months.Will this affect my coils?

I  have a  physically disabled son/angry abusive husband.Lot's of stress.Had surgery on unruptured brain aneurysm 3 months.Will this affect my coils?

Abusive husband: Living with an abusive, angry husband is not safe even without a brain aneurysm or surgically placed coils. There is help for you in counseling/psychotherapy -- to help deal with your stress and explore your options. There's also direct support for those in your situation plus shelters that you could go (along with your son) to if this is what you decide to do. http://tinyurl.com/nz2ad. ...Read more

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After surgery to coil a brain aneurysm how long do I expect to have headaches and blurry vision?

After surgery to coil a brain aneurysm how long do I expect to have headaches and blurry vision?

Discuss with your MD: You should discuss this with the doctor who performed your procedure. If these symptoms are new and depending on the location and size of the aneurysm then they could indicate possible problems or unanticipated effects of the procedure and may require treatment. It is impossible to give a simple general answer though as this depends on a number of factors that your surgeon knows best. ...Read more

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On waiting lis tin uk, to coil brain aneurysm 8mil very worried getting mild headaches now so afraid. Can i still walk my dog?

On waiting lis tin  uk, to coil brain aneurysm 8mil very worried getting mild headaches now so afraid. Can i still walk my dog?

Yes: Walking your dog at a mild pace will help relieve stress and calm you which can reduce blood pressure while you wait. There is no advantage to just lying there waiting to have the aneurysm coiled and mild exercise will be beneficial. You will want to avoid moderate and high intensity routines however. ...Read more

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How dangerous is this. 1200 mg motrin, 150mg plavix, (clopidogrel) and 7200mg flax seed oil daily after coils&stent put in brain aneurysm?

How dangerous is this. 1200 mg motrin, 150mg plavix, (clopidogrel) and 7200mg flax seed oil daily after coils&stent put in brain aneurysm?

Risk and benefits: Placement of stents in the brain vessels is tricky- we have to balance the tendency to form clot in the stent that can lead to strokes and the risk of bleeding from drugs like Plavix (clopidogrel) that we give you to counteract this tendency. Without knowing more about your specific situation i would recommend to discuss this with the doctor who performed the procedure and follow the instructions exactly! ...Read more

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How serious is a cerebral aneurysm ?

How serious is a cerebral aneurysm ?

Very serious: When a cerebral aneurysm ruptures, this can be life-threatening. The mortality approaches 50%. If there is a second rupture this can be lethal. After an aneurysm rupture, patients may be in the intensive care unit for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Cerebral aneurysm: what are causes ?

Cerebral aneurysm: what are causes ?

Bad luck: Aneurysms can run in families occasionally. If you have two first degree relatives with documented cerebral aneurysms, then it's possible it is hereditary. There are conditions such as marfan's syndrome and polycystic kidneys and head injury that are also associated with aneurysms. In the absence of those, bad luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is cerebral aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: An cerebral aneurysm is a focal outpouching or dilation of a portion of an artery providing blood to the brain. ...Read more

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Can a cerebral aneurysm be caused by injury?

No: Cerebral aneurysms are congenital weakening of the lining of blood vessels. They are present in about one in a hundred patients. The incidence seems to increase as we grow older. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a cerebral aneurysm?

Blood vessel dilatio: An aneurysm is a problem of a blood vessel where the wall is weak or injury, causing it to bulge outward like a balloon. Cerebral means in the brain. Cerebral aneursyms can lead to blood clots or bleeding in the brain, often referred to as a type of "stroke", or medically, a cerebro-vascular accident (cva). Sometimes they can be left alone, other times they need surgery. ...Read more

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My sister has cerebral aneurysm. What does this mean?

Cerebral aneurysms: An cerebral aneurysm is a focal outpouching or dilation of a portion of an artery providing blood to the brain. Aneurysms may rupture causing death or stroke or they may remain stable for many decades. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more