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  • September 30, 2022
    Influencer Meredith Staggers Says Her Migraine Turned Out to Be a Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysm
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  • September 21, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Nicholas Norris
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  • September 13, 2022
    1 in 4 Adults in the U.S. Lives with a Disability. Having a Financial Plan to Address Care is Critical
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  • September 08, 2022
    Life After a Brain Aneurysm, A Survivor’s Story
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  • September 08, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Devin McBride, PhD
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  • September 01, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Melanie Martinez
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  • August 30, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Mark Johnson, MD
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  • August 25, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Koji Hosaka, PhD
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  • August 24, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Louis-Philippe Bernier, PhD
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  • July 21, 2022
    How Can People Survive and Thrive After Brain Injury?
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In My Area

Support groups
  • AdventHealth Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    Winter Park, FL

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  • Baltimore Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Group

    Lutherville-Timonium, MD

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  • Bay Area Aneurysm and Vascular Malformation Support Group

    San Francisco, CA

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  • April 02, 2019
  • BAF
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These Are the Differences Between a Stroke and an Aneurysm

An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel wall. The bleeding from a rupture can cause one type of stroke. The lifestyle tips to prevent both are very similar. They’re both dangerous—and sometimes deadly. They can happen at any age. And they both can cause permanent damage to the brain. So it’s no wonder people get confused about the differences between a stroke vs. aneurysm. “Strokes and cerebral aneurysms are terms you hear often and many people aren’t entirely clear what they mean,” says neurologist Jessica Carpenter, MD. “Both are conditions that involve blood vessels in the head.

 



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