Detection and Treatment Guide Updated 2017 Detection-and-Treatment-2017 - Page 20

After Treatment 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. ADVANCES IN ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT 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. 19