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You will be monitored in a recovery area after the procedure. Although
rare, there is a risk of blood clots or a stroke associated with endovascular
therapy. Drugs to prevent clotting may be used. The length of stay in the
hospital varies for each patient. Patients treated for unruptured aneurysms
can often go home within 24 hours. Patients with ruptured aneurysms
remain in the hospital longer.
Follow-up imaging will need to be done to assess for the stability of the coil
or other device and to make sure the aneurysm does not grow back. Your
doctor will tell you when and how often you will need follow-up studies. It is
very important to adhere to your follow-up schedule.
For years, coils have been the mainstay of endovascular treatment of brain
aneurysms. In recent years, devices that improve the results of endovascular
coiling have been developed, making endovascular treatment available to
increasing numbers of patients.
In addition, new endovascular treatment options have been introduced.
Today, for example, aneurysms can also be treated with liquid agents. There
is also an entirely new form of endovascular treatment that diverts blood
past the aneurysm.