May 19, 2024 11:39 pm
Innovative device successfully eliminates brain aneurysms

In the United States, millions of people are living with an unruptured brain aneurysm, but many of them are not aware that they have the condition until it’s too late. However, a new device has been developed to help destroy aneurysms before they cause serious consequences such as stroke or death.

Judy Sadler was one such individual who experienced symptoms such as severe bleeding nose and high blood pressure, which led her to seek medical attention. An MRI revealed a brain aneurysm in the front part of her brain, fortunately before it had ruptured.

Neurointerventional surgeon Ian Kaminsky explains that when a brain aneurysm ruptures, 10% of individuals die immediately and many others experience severe disabilities or do not survive their hospital stay. The nationwide clinical trial he is part of is testing the contour neurovascular system, which aims to shut off aneurysms without the need for stents or coils.

The procedure involves blocking the flow into the aneurysm by opening inside it and using a mesh density to destroy the aneurysm. This method results in a shorter procedure and recovery time, as evidenced by Judy returning to work just three days after her treatment.

Researchers hope to gather more data on the contour device’s effectiveness in treating aneurysms through ongoing research and clinical trials and eventually seek FDA approval. Currently, they continue to enroll patients in the study to further test its capabilities and benefits.

This new device provides hope for millions of people who live with unruptured brain aneurysms and could prevent serious consequences such as stroke or death.

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