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California Woman Describes Experience of Brain Aneurysm

Community Regional Medical Center is the only hospital the Valley that can treat brain aneuryms and strokes by removing blood clots from the brain.

When Pablita Garcia experienced a brain aneurysm seven years ago, it was her quick decision to get help, and the doctors here that saved her life.

Pablita, “I had a headache, this massive headache, and I just felt awful, awful, so I decided I was just gonna go home, and on the way home it was even worse.”

One of Pablita’s physicians, Dr. R Loch MacDonald, said she had a brain aneurysm that ruptured. The Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at UCSF Fresno stated, “A brain aneurysm is a weak spot on a blood vessel that’s obviously in the brain, so if you imagine for example, the sprinkler system in your yard, if the hose gets a weak spot and then it bulges out that would be like an aneurysm, and then of course what happens if it ruptures… then you have a brain hemorrhage and that is actually called a subarachnoid hemorrhage… people who have a ruptured aneurysm there’s a very classical set of symptoms that happens and basically it’s if you have a sudden onset severe headache generally the worst headache you’ve ever had in your life.”

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by Connie Tran



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