Healthy Living: Pipeline for Aneurysm
As many as 5 million Americans have a brain aneurysm, a weakened, enlarged section of blood vessel in the brain.
Because there are often no symptoms, many people don’t know they have them until it is too late.
As Courtney Hunter shows us, researchers are now testing a minimally-invasive treatment that eliminates the deadly risk of the aneurysm bleeding or bursting.
Kristine was home the day after the procedure and back to work within two weeks.
Researchers tested 140 patients at 22 sites in the U.S. and Canada to see if the pipeline would be effective on small aneurysms.
The study found a high rate of aneurysms were completely healed at the one-year follow-up.