An Apple a Day May Help Keep an Aneurysm Away
Want to maintain healthy blood flow? Eat fruit. Consuming more fruit may help prevent a number of vascular diseases, including a condition that strikes the body’s main blood vessel.
When Your Aneurysm Needs Surgery
Treating aneurysms requires surgery. Aneurysms are areas of the aorta that are swollen and weakened. If the aneurysm isn't operated on, it can rupture and lead to death.
Women Can Take Treatment Like a Man
Women and men have differences in their anatomy. Sometimes these differences can determine what kind of aneurysm treatment they get.
Best Surgery Options for Aneurysms?
Most abdominal aortic aneurysms do not have any symptoms and are typically discovered by accident. Treatment requires surgery. In the last ten years, a less invasive surgery has gained popularity.
Fighting Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Most people with abdominal aortic aneurysms never experience any symptoms. If it ruptures, most die within minutes. Treatment of these aneurysms, if found, is very important.
Reducing Heart Surgery Complications
Blood thinners are commonly given after heart surgery to reduce the risk of blood clots, strokes and other complications. The question is how much they reduce the risk.
Better Monitoring Aortic Aneurysms
Imaging has overwhelmingly proved an effective means of monitoring patients after medical procedures. It's non-invasive and allows doctors to monitor for complications. It just boils down to determining which type of imaging is most effective for certain patients.
30% of Hemorrhage Survivors have PTSD
After suffering a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, many patients are very traumatized and fear recurrent hemorrhages, though the actual risk is very low.
Stents Can Prevent Aneurysm Recurrence
A new less-invasive operation to repair brain aneurysms has a significant drawback -- about a third of patients experience a recurrence. Adding a simple stent may prevent that.
Costs of Cardiovascular Disease Enough to Make Your Heart Race
Costs associated with treating heart disease and heart conditions increased more than 200 percent in Canada from 1996 to 2006, and are expected to triple in the U.S. by 2030.