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  • August 15, 2019
    What to Know About Brain Aneurysms
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    Easton brain aneurysm survivor runs to commemorate her recovery
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    Meet Research Grant Winner: Chris Pasarikovski, MD
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  • August 09, 2019
    New Research Collaboration Takes Aim at Brain Aneurysms with Artificial Intelligence
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  • August 06, 2019
    Brain Aneurysm Symptoms Are Similar to Stroke: True or False?
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  • August 02, 2019
    Extensive Growth by Brain Monitoring Systems Market by 2028
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  • July 31, 2019
    Should polycystic kidney disease patients be screened for brain aneurysms?
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  • July 26, 2019
    American Brain Coalition welcomes BAF as Newest Member
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  • July 25, 2019
    Rare brain bypass surgery performed in Madurai hospital
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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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  • Beth Israel Deaconess Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    Boston, MA

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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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