How are is neurological injury prevented in cerebral aneurysms?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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  • Prevention of neurological injury necessitates definitive treatment of a diagnosed cerebral aneurysm.

  • Patient education regarding symptoms of aneurysmal rupture may be important, as 10% of individuals die before reaching medical attention.

  • Noninvasive screening with CTA or MRA is important in patients with medical conditions associated with cerebral aneurysms or a family history of SAH or aneurysms.

  • Recent data showing superior functional outcomes and reduced complications for those on statins prior to aneurysmal SAH may promote the use of statins.


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