Brain aneurysm :(https://youtu.be/ATGaybgla0w
"It can happen anywhere at any time, that's why it's so terrifying"
Are you at Risk for a Ruptured Brain Aneurysm?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF1wTC23b8Q
With modern treatment we could take care of this, right?
An estimated 6.5 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm, or 1 in 50 people.
The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8 – 10 per 100,000 people.
About 30,000 people in the United States suffer a brain aneurysm rupture each year. A brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes.
Women are more likely than men to have a brain aneurysm (3:2 ratio).
Women, particularly those over the age of 55, have a higher risk of brain aneurysm rupture than men (about 1.5 times the risk).
African-Americans and Hispanics are about twice as likely to have a brain aneurysm rupture compared to whites.
There are almost 500,000 deaths worldwide each year caused by brain aneurysms, and half the victims are younger than 50.
According to a 2004 study, in the United States the combined lost wages of survivors of brain aneurysm rupture and their caretaker for one year were $150 million.
Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 50% of cases. Of those who survive, about 66% suffer some permanent neurological deficit.
Approximately 15% of people with a ruptured aneurysm die before reaching the hospital. Most of the deaths are due to rapid and massive brain injury from the initial bleeding.
Brain aneurysms are most prevalent in people ages 35 to 60, but can occur in children as well. Most aneurysms develop after the age of 40.
Most aneurysms are small — about 1/8 inch to nearly one inch — and an estimated 50-80% of all aneurysms do not rupture.
Aneurysms larger than one inch are referred to as “giant” aneurysms. These can pose a particularly high risk and can also be difficult to treat.
Ruptured brain aneurysms account for 3-5% of all new strokes.
Among patients evaluated in an emergency department for headaches, approximately one in 100 has a ruptured aneurysm, according to one study. Another study puts the number at four in 100.
Accurate early diagnosis of a ruptured brain aneurysm is critical, as the initial hemorrhage may be fatal or result in devastating neurologic outcomes.
Despite the widespread availability of brain imaging that can detect a ruptured brain aneurysm, misdiagnosis or delays in diagnosis occur in up to one quarter of patients when initially seeking medical attention. In three out of four cases, misdiagnosis results from a failure to do a scan.
The treatment of ruptured brain aneurysms is far more costly than the treatment of unruptured aneurysms: The cost of a brain aneurysm treated by surgical clipping
The surgical method for treating an aneurysm. The surgeon exposes the aneurysm with a craniotomy and places a metal clip across the base of the aneurysm so that blood cannot enter it.
more than doubles after the aneurysm has ruptured. The cost of a brain aneurysm treated by endovascular
Within the blood vessels/vascular system.
An endovascular treatment for aneurysms. The aneurysm is filled with a tiny platinum coil (or coils), causing the blood within it to clot and the aneurysm to be destroyed.
increases by about 70% after the aneurysm has ruptured.
20% of people diagnosed with a brain aneurysm have more than one aneurysm.
The federal government spends only 83 cents per year on brain aneurysm research for each person afflicted.