Looking for Statistic on Aneurysm Rupture Survival Rates

Ruth Ryan ruth at RYAN-GRAHAM.COM
Fri Mar 31 21:12:55 UTC 2017


Bob,  All the stats below, aside, I think your friend's daughter was extraordinarily lucky.

from  Brain Aneurysm Foundation:
There is a brain aneurysm rupturing every 18 minutes. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases. Of those who survive, about 66% suffer some permanent neurological deficit. Approximately 15% of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) die before reaching the hospital.

from  J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2008 Jul; 1(3): 89-90. The Basics of Brain Aneurysms: A Guide for Patients.  The prognosis for persons whose aneurysm has burst is largely dependent on the age and general health of the individual, other preexisting neurological conditions, location of the aneurysm, extent of bleeding (and re-bleeding), and time between rupture and medical attention. It is estimated that about 40 percent of patients whose aneurysm has ruptured, do not survive the first 24 hours; up to another 25 percent die from complications within 6 months. Patients who experience subarachnoid hemorrhage may have permanent neurological damage. Other individuals may recover with little or no neurological deficit. Early diagnosis and treatment are important.

Fromhttp://www.rkh.se/Documents/Thesis%20Ann-Christin_von_Vogelsang.pdf
Study I aimed to describe changes and transitions in everyday life during the first two years following an intracranial aneurysm rupture. A consecutive sample of 88 patients was followed-up at three time points. A majority of respondents perceived changes in their everyday life during the first two years following aneurysm rupture. Transitions were revealed within changes in personality, changed social roles and relationships, and changed abilities and behavior.
In Study II epidemiology in relation to gender differences and treatment modalities ten years after aneurysm rupture was investigated. Ten years after the onset, 63.9% of the 468 admitted patients were still alive. The incidence in women was higher than that of men; they were older at onset and were diagnosed with more aneurysms. There were no significant differences in survival times between patients treated with different active aneurysm treatments, or between men and women.
In Study III survivors from study II (n=217) were followed-up with questionnaires and telephone interviews, aiming to describe psychological, physical and cognitive functions ten years after intracranial aneurysm rupture. Compared to reference groups, the aneurysm respondents scored higher levels of anxiety and depression...

From: Bob Latino [mailto:blatino at RELIABILITY.COM]
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 6:40 AM
To: IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
Subject: [IMPROVEDX] Looking for Statistic on Aneurysm Rupture Survival Rates

Two weeks ago, a good friend of mine's daughter suffered the rupture of an aneurysm at 35 y/o.  She was nonresponsive for 12 minutes and transported to our local Trauma 1 hospital which was about 40 minutes.  Brain surgery was performed within 8 hours of arrival at the hospital to put a stent in place.

Amazingly she 1) survived, 2) will be released from the hospital tomorrow and 3) has no apparent deficits at this time.  She still has to take it very slow (she is very fit Physical Therapist) for about 4 months and has residual headaches which will reportedly fade in due time.

Does anyone have any stats of the survival rates of such a traumatic event and to survive with no apparent deficits?

The family is obviously overwhelmingly grateful to God and the hospital staff, but I was curious as to how uncommon it is to survive an aneurysm?

This is related to SIDM in a sense because the initial belief was that she was having a seizure (epilepsy ran in the family).  They were going to transport her to the local hospital which would not have been able to properly treat a ruptured aneurysm (and the time delay likely would have killed her) in a timely manner.

The Emergency Crew staff recognized the acuity of her case and decided to transport her to the Trauma 1 center a farther distance away.  Luckily it was the right decision.

Thanks for any feedback on this question.

Bob Latino

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