One in fifty people in the U.S. has an unruptured brain aneurysm, and 30,000 of them rupture every year. Despite low frequency, brain aneurysms are high in mortality, because the lack of a timely diagnosis often leads to death. Complicating matters more, many of the symptoms are associated with other less dangerous conditions such as influenza or stress. This session will focus on the importance of early detection via proper diagnosis and scanning, and the faculty will discuss treatment options for participants to recognize or use in practice.
- Recognize signs and symptoms of aneurysm rupture to make appropriate diagnosis and referral and order appropriate imaging to assess for possible aneurysm
- Utilize knowledge regarding treatment options to make referrals and provide counsel and follow-up
- Review the risk factors for aneurysm formation and rupture, particularly smoking and hypertension, in order to educate patients
- Describe the familial occurrence of cerebral aneurysms and be aware of proper screening age and tests to perform, such as MRA
In partnership with Brain Aneurysm Foundation Incorporated