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Brain Aneurysm

General Information

A brain aneurysm is a weak, bulging section of a blood vessel in the brain. Not all brain aneurysms require treatment, but a doctor needs to evaluate it to determine the best steps to manage it and prevent complications, such as a rupture.

At Goshen Hospital Emergency Department, we treat complications from brain aneurysms with expertise and integrative care. That means our emergency room team of nurses, doctors and other specialists collaborate to ensure you get personalized care that heals your condition. With around-the-clock hospital and emergency services, we're always here to help.

Brain aneurysm symptoms

Most brain aneurysms don’t cause symptoms. If a brain aneurysm grows large or ruptures, symptoms may include:

The symptoms listed above require immediate medical care – always call 911 if you or someone else experiences the signs of a ruptured blood vessel in the brain.

Brain aneurysm causes and how to lower your risk

Diseases like high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and diabetes increase the risk of developing a brain aneurysm. Having a family history of brain aneurysms and growing older are other contributing factors.

You may not be aware that you have a brain aneurysm. In fact, doctors often diagnose them while evaluating another medical condition. That’s why it’s important to control your risk factors, such as tobacco use, illicit drugs and consuming too much alcohol.

Treating all of you when it comes to brain aneurysms

Ruptured brain aneurysms can lead to hemorrhagic stroke, which is why our emergency experts urgently diagnose brain aneurysms to prevent further complications. You can be confident you’ll receive personalized brain aneurysm treatment, whether we’re providing emergency stroke treatment or connecting you with a Goshen Health specialist for follow-up care.

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