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- Brain aneurysm facts
- What is a brain aneurysm and what causes a brain aneurysm?
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- What is the treatment for brain aneurysm?
- What is the outcome of brain aneurysm?
- What are future directions for the treatment of brain aneurysm?
What are future directions for the treatment of brain aneurysm?
For those who survive an initial aneurysm rupture, blood vessel spasm (vasospasm) may be the villain in causing continued brain damage. Experiments to develop new drugs to control vasospasm are ongoing. Molecules that can cause spasm are being identified, and antibodies may be able to be produced to blunt their effect.
Studies are also looking at the possibility that brain aneurysms may be hereditary, and perhaps screening of high-risk populations may be possible in the future.
Tintinalli, J., et al. Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 7th edition. McGraw-Hill Professional. 2010.