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?

Ruptured Brain Aneurysm Public Awareness

The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation recently launched a PSA video on the warning signs of brain aneurysms:   This is a great first step in bringing awareness to the public on brain aneurysms. Unfortunately most aneurysms are silent and don’t give warning signs before they burst, causing life threatening brain hemorrhage. The symptoms mentioned in the video are … More Ruptured Brain Aneurysm Public Awareness