Aneurysms Support Group

An aneurysm (or aneurism) is localized, blood-filled dilation (bulge) of a blood vessel caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall. Aneurysms most commonly occur in arteries at the base of the brain and in the aorta - this is an aortic aneurysm. This bulge in a blood vessel can burst and lead to death at any time.

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  • BunnyM

    Brain aneurysm and depression

    Hi. I'm also new to the group. I have 3 brain aneurysms, having had stents put on two, and a craniotomy done on the third to have a clip put on. (Thankfully, no ruptures) All of this happened a little over a year ago. The question I have is, is it commom to have such a change in moods, personality, anxiety? I feel I am so depressed, have panic attacks regularly, am extremely claustrophobic, and...
  • 10 months ago i suffered a type a dissection and have a new arch and grafed to desending.still dissecting to iliacs witn a dissecting aneurysm above right leg 3.2,i also have a mechanical valve. Very concerned about dissecting aneurysm above leg. Does anyone no when they operate and what size if its already dissecting. Thanku
  • DebW

    Aortic root aneurysm

    Hello everyone. I'm new to this group, but have been reading a lot of comments in this group, and other forums or support groups.I have been diagnosed with an aortic root aneurysm that is 5.7cm, I have a bicuspid valve, which I am understanding is the reason for the aneurysm (or one reason). I am 61yrs young, and wanting to continue sharing life with my family. I have fought obesity most of my...
  • navyspouse

    Ruptured aneurysm

    I had a ruptured aneurysm on 2/15/17 at 26 weeks pregnant. Dr said it is ok to fly home. Back in San Diego is my husband. The only family I have there. I'm scared that it will happen again while it's just me and my kids. How do you deal with the thought that it can happen again and no one is there to call 911. 
  • yankee1956

    Just found out aneurysm om arota

    aneurysm on arota ascending thoracic is 4.5 cm anyone else have or had one. Praying for all.
  • mari2824


    Hello, I'm 28years old and suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm in october 2016 while I was 7months pregnant and during surgery to fix the aneurysm I suffered a stroke thankfully I had my baby on January 6th 2017. I have been looking for a support group and happy I found this group here because I feel like I get depressed and scared of having another aneurysm. I need another surgery to put my bone...
  • kaitlyn123

    Dissecting Brain Aneurysm

    Hi, I am a survivor of a dissecting brain aneurysm in my right vetebral artery. Is there anyone on this site who has experience something similar? I would love to talk to you about your experience and how you are dealing with it after the fact. 
  • pjfrench

    just found out i have a 10mm aneurysm

    They say it's behind my left eye and i have to admitt im pretty scared about how it's all going to work out
  • deleted_user

    What type of aneurysms does this group relate to?

    I have a splenic artery aneurysm. I was wondering if this support group covers aneurysms other than brain aneurysms/
  • deleted_user

    Any survivors of a splenic artery aneurysm?

    I'm wondering if anybody out there survived a ruptured SAA? I survived one two years ago, just a month after giving birth to my second son. Apparently they are more common in women than men, and when a woman has one they are extremely likely to rupture during the pregnancy and the baby almost always dies. Only 6% of the time do they rupture post-partum, and somehow i got lucky and was one of...
  • Hanzbanz83

    Getting fed up....

    I was admitted to hospital in feb this year and after a ct scan it came back that i have 2 aneurysms.. 1 is 8mm and the 2nd is 4mm..was told  would need surgery and told i would b called in, in due course!! I am starting to get pissed off as i am not getting anything done and my surgeon is fobbing me off i feel! How long did any off u wait? Xx
  • tattoogirl1313

    Depression after ruptured brain aneurysm

    Hello to anyone on here who suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. My question is, is depression normal after such an event? I feel hopeless. I have daily headaches and working in the health field I refuse to call my docs because they have no answers. Unless I collapse again, I'm not seeking help. I just have learned to live with them, but I have no desire to do anything I did before this event. I...
  • headaches

    Tiny aneurysms

    I have been dealing with horrable headaches 3 to 4 days a week for months. I just found out I have a tiny aneurysm 1mm. My Dr. says there is no way this could cause my headaches because it is to small. I also have double vision when I look to the side or if I'm lying down. Has anyone had symptoms with a tiny aneurysms? Or is it all in my head and not really in my head.
  • eml16

    Help! Aortic aneurysm

    Hi, I've been diagnosed with a thoracic aortic aneurysm. It's related to the heart surgery I had as a kid to repair coarctation of the aorta. My doctor has been leaning more towards a stent graft but there are complications due to the location as well as a narrow aorta from my childhood repair, and it would probably be placed across the left subclavian artery. To deal with this, he's talked about...
  • WhiteDolphin

    Where is everyone?

    Sorry, I'm just freaking out and wish this board had more activity so I could get some kind of advice from anyone who can relate to me.37yrs old. 1yr ago ECHO found a thoracic aortic aneurysm at the aortic root, of the ascending aorta. 3.1cmat the ECHO 6 months prior to that I did NOT have any aneurysmSo what happened in 6 months?????I just had my 1 year follow up ECHO, and have tried not to...