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Can an aneurysm be connected to having a stroke and vice versa?

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In brief: Complex

If an aneurysm ruptures, the blood can enhance vasospasm and subsequent stroke.
If one has persistent uncontrolled high blood pressure, this can create a secondary arterial aneurysm, the "charcot-bouchard" lesion, and of course hypertension may lead to a stroke. The congenital berry aneurysm though is not connected to stroke until it ruptures.

In brief: Complex

If an aneurysm ruptures, the blood can enhance vasospasm and subsequent stroke.
If one has persistent uncontrolled high blood pressure, this can create a secondary arterial aneurysm, the "charcot-bouchard" lesion, and of course hypertension may lead to a stroke. The congenital berry aneurysm though is not connected to stroke until it ruptures.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Intracranial, berry aneurysms can leak, rupture, bleed and cause neurological injury="stroke".
Peripheral arterial aneurysm may leak, bleed and cause shock and neurological secondary events. Persons with AAA also are atherosclerotic and at risk of carotid atherosclerosis or coronary disease.

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Intracranial, berry aneurysms can leak, rupture, bleed and cause neurological injury="stroke".
Peripheral arterial aneurysm may leak, bleed and cause shock and neurological secondary events. Persons with AAA also are atherosclerotic and at risk of carotid atherosclerosis or coronary disease.
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