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What happens once you have aneurysm?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

An aneurysm is basically a weak spot in a blood vessel that enlarges in a ballon-like fashion.
Arteries in the brain have very thin walls so that aneurysms may rupture and cause a stroke. Aortic aneurysms may rupture and lead to fatal bleeding (that is how einstein died). If any questions check with your doc. Some small aneurysms have very low risk and are watched closely.

In brief: Variable

An aneurysm is basically a weak spot in a blood vessel that enlarges in a ballon-like fashion.
Arteries in the brain have very thin walls so that aneurysms may rupture and cause a stroke. Aortic aneurysms may rupture and lead to fatal bleeding (that is how einstein died). If any questions check with your doc. Some small aneurysms have very low risk and are watched closely.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Gregory Ginn
Aneurysm where?? There are many. Brain, Aortic, and pretty much every blood vessel in your body can have an aneurysm. The treatment varies according the the location.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
einstein died of a recurrent bleed after a anuerysm wrap.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Where?

Aneurysms are basically a weak spot in the wall of blood vessels that bulge out.
Can occur in any decent-sized artery. Key is to prevent rupture. If in brain, can get brain damage. If aorta, can bleed internally. Treatments are to lower BP and repair surgically through a variety of techniques. These should be addressed by a surgeon specializing in the organ system involved and regular doc.

In brief: Where?

Aneurysms are basically a weak spot in the wall of blood vessels that bulge out.
Can occur in any decent-sized artery. Key is to prevent rupture. If in brain, can get brain damage. If aorta, can bleed internally. Treatments are to lower BP and repair surgically through a variety of techniques. These should be addressed by a surgeon specializing in the organ system involved and regular doc.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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