Aneurysm Treatment – David Hasan, MD (Health At Iowa, Fall 2015)

if you look at aneurysms in the general population so if you take a hundred people randomly now 50s and older randomly and do an MRI MRA AOSP Chaka you found about three to five people have a brain aneurysms and they don't know about it aneurysm is a silent disease if you will and the only time you discover brain aneurysms you can play an end of a headache or there's II have sinusitis or your ear have some a problem and you get screened to look for another problem with MRI or cat scan and behold you find a brain aneurysm the treatment of unruptured aneurysms was aneurysm clip the one documented it was the 1950s and that tongue all the way to about 90 s it's all involves shaving your hair cutting your scalp reflecting the scalp down opening a bone this much and using the microscope to sneak underneath the brain or between the brand not through the brain phan daniels and put the clip on it well that itself is very invasive surgery takes hours anywhere from four to eight hours you in the hospital for three four days and the recovery is about two to six weeks then in 1990s and in two thousand became the treatment within the vascular which we is kind of like the heart catheter we make an a hole in the art in your leg and we go with catheters all the way navigate to your brain and stuff the brain if you will with quills and to stop the aneurysm from filling pump blood that also has progressed and the technology helped us to become faster and quicker and better but till today almost ninety nine percent of all the hospitals around the world in even the United States they do it under general anesthesia there's two to three centers that does it while the patient is awake alert and the monitor static and we do it the reason we do it is to minimize any potential complication because you're talking to the patient of something happening you would know immediately so they can communicate that to you or you can have them move their hands arms smile makes the procedure very quick it's about 20 minutes and because patient is awake they can go home and patient love that everybody is the candidate for the procedure whether it's a small aneurysm giant aneurysm whether it's simple aneurysm or complex entries here you can go on these inoperable aneurysm giant aneurysm unreachable and you can go in and 32 min 20 minutes and then minimal incision just a small holding your leg and then go home in the same day in two or three days if you want to drive if you want to go back to work unless you do heavy lifting that's a different story this is just as I say is almost a sci-fi if it is the future but we're able to do it here at the University of Iowa you University of Iowa health care changing medicine changing lives

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