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  • July 16, 2021
    Mother ‘almost died’ After Doctors Dismissed Brain Aneurysm as Migraine Headache
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  • June 18, 2021
    California Woman Describes Experience of Brain Aneurysm
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  • June 16, 2021
    Dr. Dre Discusses Brain Aneurysm Five Months Out
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  • June 03, 2021
    Long Island Mom Recovers After Being Diagnosed with 3 Brain Aneurysms
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  • February 01, 2021
    Meet a Pioneer in Stroke Recovery
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  • January 07, 2021
    The state lawmaker who died of an aneurysm had COVID-19, but were the two conditions related?
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  • December 16, 2020
    Woman shares how a ‘massive headache’ alerted her to 2 ruptured brain aneurysms
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  • July 14, 2020
    Webinar: Stroke and COVID-19
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  • July 06, 2020
    Coronavirus May Pose a New Risk to Younger Patients: Strokes
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  • July 06, 2020
    Incidence of stroke due to COVID19 lower than previously reported
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In My Area

Support groups
  • AdventHealth Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    Winter Park, FL

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  • Baltimore Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Group

    Lutherville-Timonium, MD

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  • Bay Area Aneurysm and Vascular Malformation Support Group

    San Francisco, CA

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  • April 02, 2019
  • BAF
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These Are the Differences Between a Stroke and an Aneurysm

An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel wall. The bleeding from a rupture can cause one type of stroke. The lifestyle tips to prevent both are very similar. They’re both dangerous—and sometimes deadly. They can happen at any age. And they both can cause permanent damage to the brain. So it’s no wonder people get confused about the differences between a stroke vs. aneurysm. “Strokes and cerebral aneurysms are terms you hear often and many people aren’t entirely clear what they mean,” says neurologist Jessica Carpenter, MD. “Both are conditions that involve blood vessels in the head.

 



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