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  • April 02, 2019
    These Are the Differences Between a Stroke and an Aneurysm
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  • April 01, 2019
    CNBC’s Sharon Epperson almost died from a brain aneurysm
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  • April 01, 2019
    How Game of Thrones Actress Emilia Clarke Survived Two Aneurysms
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  • December 21, 2018
    One Survivor’s Story: Tom Tinlin
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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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What’s An Aneurysm?

A ruptured aneurysm is a medical emergency because it can cause bleeding in the brain. An aneurysm is an abnormal bulge or ballooning in the wall of a blood vessel. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 6 million people are living with unruptured brain aneurysms. Dr. Bernard Bendok, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, says a ruptured aneurysm can be life-threatening.


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