Detection and Treatment Guide Updated 2017 Detection-and-Treatment-2017 | Page 5
Discovering that you have a brain aneurysm is a frightening and
sometimes isolating experience. We prepared this booklet to provide
you and your loved ones with accurate, timely information about brain
aneurysm detection and treatment. Our goal is to help reduce the
anxiety and isolation you may be feeling so that you can focus on your
treatment and recovery. You will also find additional information on our
website at: bafound.org.
The incidence of brain aneurysms is higher than most people realize.
About six million people in the United States — or one in every 50
people in this country — have an unruptured brain aneurysm. The
annual rate of ruptured aneurysms in the United States is about eight
to 10 in every 100,000 people, or about 30,000 people a year. Every 18
minutes, a brain aneurysm ruptures.
Fortunately today there are a number of effective treatments, including
surgical and minimally invasive options, for patients with brain
aneurysms. Research is also under way, some funded by the Brain
Aneurysm Foundation, to better understand the underlying causes of
brain aneurysms, find new treatments, and improve existing treatments.