September Is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month

When a brain aneurysm ruptures, it causes life-threatening bleeding in the brain called subarachnoid hemorrhage. Click here to download a free iBook (on iTunes) about subarachnoid hemorrhage.  Interactive overview on what happens when a brain aneurysm ruptures. Quick and easy read. Free to share with your family, friends and colleagues — help spread the word! #BrainAneurysms #BrainAneurysmAwarenessMonth … More September Is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month

When A Headache Is A Life-Threatening Emergency

A severe headache that can be characterized as “thunderclap” or “worst headache of life” is considered an emergency.  This can be a sign of a hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by a brain aneurysm that has burst open.   This is a life-threatening emergency.  Click here to read more about subarachnoid hemorrhage from … More When A Headache Is A Life-Threatening Emergency

Bleeding brain aneurysm

When a balloon bursts open, air escapes but when a brain aneurysm bursts open, blood is spilled into the brain causing life-threatening hemorrhage called subarachnoid hemorrhage (click to read more).  This is a type of stroke that is a life-threatening emergency.  Below is a diagram that illustrates the growth of a brain aneurysm, rupture of … More Bleeding brain aneurysm

The Myth That Small Brain Aneurysms Don’t Rupture

This week, the Annals of Internal Medicine published this systematic review , where the authors concluded that small aneurysms (7mm or less) have low annualized risk of rupture, despite reviewing a collection of poor quality data for the analysis. It’s studies like this, based on poor quality data, that propagate false conclusions for the public and … More The Myth That Small Brain Aneurysms Don’t Rupture

New Brain Aneurysm iBook

Free to download on iTunes — Click here! Quick and easy read. Interactive overview on brain aneurysms. Written by yours truly with one of my stellar students. Free to share with your family, friends and colleagues — help spread the word! #BrainAneurysm #BrainAneurysmAwareness #StrokeAwareness

What Is F.A.S.T?

A. Free WiFi B. Los Angeles rush hour traffic C. Ischemic stroke warning signs & symptoms Answer – C Knowing these signs & symptoms for ischemic stroke is the first step.  Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, where there is a blockage within the artery, preventing blood flow into the brain, causing millions of … More What Is F.A.S.T?