June 16, 2024

New Device Promising Results in Treatment of Brain Aneurysms: Less Invasive Procedure Offers Hope for Millions Suffering from Unruptured Aneurysms

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Innovative device eradicates brain aneurysms

A new device is showing promising results in the treatment of brain aneurysms, which can lead to devastating consequences if left untreated. More than six million people in the U.S. have an unruptured brain aneurysm, but most are unaware of it until it’s too late. Judy Sadler was one such person who woke up with a bad nosebleed and high blood pressure, fearing she may have a stroke. An MRI revealed an unruptured brain aneurysm in the front part of her brain.

Traditional surgery for aneurysms involves stents and coils, but a new nationwide clinical trial is testing the contour neurovascular system, which aims to block off the aneurysm without the need for these devices. The procedure is less invasive and has a quicker recovery time. Judy was back at work just three days after her procedure, feeling better and more active.

Research on the contour device is expected to continue for a few more years before seeking FDA approval. The goal is to enroll 200 patients across the country to study the effectiveness of the device in treating brain aneurysms. The hope is that this device will offer a new, safer option for those who may be at risk of a ruptured aneurysm, potentially saving lives and reducing disability rates associated with these conditions.

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