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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  • mari2824

    Survivor

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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?

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    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...
  • yankee1956

    Just found out aneurysm om arota

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    aneurysm on arota ascending thoracic is 4.5 cm anyone else have or had one. Praying for all.
  • Hanzbanz83

    Getting fed up....

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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...
  • yankee1956

    Sorry meant aneurysm on aorta

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    Any advice / stories would help.
  • shasari

    Depressed and in need of info

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    Hi all, So I have had my CT & Echo imaging done at Stanford last week. The aortic aneurysm, at the mid-ascending aorta has advanced from 4.4cm to 4.7cm. The cardiologists impression of my pulmonary aneurysm was "moderate to severely enlarged" at 4.2cm which I suspect is due to the rarity of this condition and the lack of objective evidence as to what is safe & not safe for a pulmonary aneurysm -...
  • deleted_user

    Aortic Annie Procedure

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    Hello everyone. I've already had open heart surgery for an acute type 1(or type A) aortic dissection (large annie). I now have a second dissection (type B)10 mths later due to a connective tissue disorder. I'm having 2 surgeries at the Cleveland Clinic to correct my diseased aorta, one 5/22 and the 2nd after I heal from the first. Anyone have an "elephant trunk" repair & what was their...
  • deleted_user

    Need Advise Please Help!

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    In February of this year I had the most horrible headache that I've ever experienced. I just couldn't stand up and I thought I was going to pass out from the pain. I was taken to the ER and my blood pressure was very high 180/110. I suffer from hbp due to polycystic kidney disease. The Doctors modified my meds by increasing a dose and felt better, but in April I was getting a pinch combined with...