It has been estimated that about half of all aneurysms burst and typically there are no signs up until the aneurysm ruptures. While sudden death would be the most obvious and severe sign of a ruptured aneurysm, other times the signs are mistaken as something else and treatment is not sought. Some signs of a ruptured brain aneurysm are:
Unfortunately, aortic aneurysms tend have more fatal consequences when they rupture than brain aneurysms. More than 90% of ruptured aortic aneurysms are fatal so the best chance of survival is detection of the bulge before it bursts. There usually are no symptoms unless the aneurysm grows large enough that puts pressure on other organs. ??If I didn??t think that where you got care mattered then it would be very difficult for me to do my job the way I do. This temptation to essentially to be skeptical and not trust the advice you??re giving and essentially level the playing field and say that everything is essentially the same. The inconvenient truth is that everything is not the same. And so there??s no question that over the course of my career that I??ve had experiences where, I think, that had that patient arrived in a different hospital at a different time, had a different set of doctors, that the outcome may have been different. I think that we actually have a responsibility in the medical community to educate patients about their options, make them aware that there are solutions to things that maybe in other environments you wouldn??t actually find that solution. I??m not at all nave to think that we can cure every patient of cancer or treat every stroke, but the truth is that there is an art to medicine in addition to the science and I think that there is an advantage to getting care in institutions that are at the leading edge of what that science is. Because then I think you actually have doctors who could be judicious about when you need to be conservative and when it??s important, in cases like Daniella??s, to push the envelope because you have an opportunity to save someone??s life.??