Treatment of Unruptured Aneurysms

Premier Pulse     May 2022

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a type of hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke caused by the rupture of a brain aneurysm. Preventive treatment has come a long way as imaging technology and other advances have led to a higher detection rate of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs). In the past, surgical clipping of an aneurysm was the only treatment option available. With medical advances, however, less invasive treatment options have been found to be effective in managing UIAs.

Although many aneurysms never cause health problems or rupture, it’s important to take any symptoms seriously; bleeding from a ruptured aneurysm can cause a dangerous stroke that could be disabling or life-threatening. Patient complaints of double vision, headaches, pain behind their eyes, or partial facial paralysis can lead a doctor to test for a brain aneurysm. Sometimes aneurysms are discovered when doctors are running tests for another condition.

Patients with a confirmed or suspected aneurysm can be referred to Premier Health’s Clinical Neuroscience Institute (CNSI)  for further evaluation. CNSI is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary neuroscience program that provides total neurologic care for patients and their families in Southwest Ohio. CNSI’s multidisciplinary neuroscience team offers diagnosis, treatment and care for numerous neurologic conditions, including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, brain and spine tumors, headache, and brain aneurysms, through several specialty and subspecialty departments such as our Brain Mapping Center, Stroke Center, and Headache Center.

Procedures to treat brain aneurysms, such as coil embolization and other endovascular treatment techniques, are very effective and have a low complication rate when performed by our experienced team.

At Miami Valley Hospital, preventive endovascular surgery options have been safely used as a treatment for UIAs for more than a decade. Our neurointerventional team provides the latest in cerebral vascular imaging, as well as endovascular surgical techniques and devices to ensure better outcomes when repairing UIAs. With our high rate of success of endovascular surgery, this method is now more common than open surgery for UIA management due to better outcomes and shorter hospital stays.

The neurointerventional program at Miami Valley Hospital is a 24/7 service led by board certified neurointerventionalists and supported by a high acuity neuro intensive care unit, an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission, and an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level I Trauma Center designation.

For more information about the diagnosis and treatment of a condition through the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, or for a referral to one of our providers, call (844) 277-2894(844) 277-2894.


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