Patients Ask Me – What is a brain aneurysm?


* MUSIC * * MUSIC * * MUSIC * I’M DR. SHAH, MEMORIAL INTERVENTIONAL
NEURORADIOLOGIST. ANEURYSMS DEVELOP IN THE WALL
OF A WEAK BLOOD VESSEL IN THE BRAIN. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE UNUSUAL
HEADACHE, CHANGES IN VISION, CONFUSION, NAUSEA AND VOMITING. ANEURYSMS MAY RUPTURE AND CAN
BE DEADLY. TO ACCESS THE ANEURYSM, WE PASS
A TINY CATHETER THROUGH A BLOOD VESSEL IN THE
GROIN UP TO THE BRAIN. WE USE A SPECIAL METALLIC
DEVICE TO FILL THE ANEURYSM TO
STOP THE BLEEDING. MEMORIAL IS THE ONLY FACILITY
ON THE MISSISSIPPI COAST OFFERING THIS
PROCEDURE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT
GULFPORTMEMORIAL.COM