How Are Potentially Fatal Brain Aneurysms Treated?
A brain aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bulges abnormally. If the blood vessel ruptures, it results in bleeding in the brain—a life-threatening condition known as hemorrhagic stroke. One common treatment method is surgical clipping, which involves the placement of a very small metal clip on the bulging area to halt blood flow, preventing bleeding. Surgical clipping is an invasive method that requires the removal of a section of the skull to access the area.
Another method is endovascular coiling, which involves inserting a catheter into an artery elsewhere in the body. The catheter is gently guided to the aneurysm and a wire coil is inserted into the area to cause blood clotting. Unfortunately, these methods may not work well for giant aneurysms. Some hospitals may have new technology available to treat these aneurysms. It’s known as the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED). This minimally invasive technique enables the diversion of blood flow from the aneurysm.
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is pleased to offer state-of-the-art stroke care to our patients in the Las Vegas area, including the latest PED technology. Our Level II Trauma Center provides life-saving treatment for patients with complex and life-threatening aneurysms. Contact us at (702) 233-5300 to speak with our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line.