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Are Brain Aneurysms Hereditary?

Brain aneurysms may have hereditary elements.

Brain aneurysms are not usually hereditary. If you aren’t already familiar, a brain aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel in the brain as a result of weakened vessel walls. The majority of them never rupture or cause any significant health problems. But when they do rupture they are life-threatening. A sudden, extreme headache … Read more

Treatments Available for Brain Aneurysms

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There are two common options for brain aneurysm treatments. Both involve some amount of risk. Coil Embolization For this procedure, a catheter is placed in the groin and runs up to the brain aneurysm. After that, tiny, soft platinum coils are placed in the aneurysm. A blood clot will form around the coil in order … Read more