Looking for Statistic on Aneurysm Rupture Survival Rates

Peggy Zuckerman peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 31 21:28:18 UTC 2017


I am interested to know how the EMS crew recognized the severity of the
situation.  Also pleased to know that they had the support to shift to the
better treatment center without any delay.

If this had been in a system which wanted standardized response for every
patient seemingly the same...

PEggy

Peggy Zuckerman
www.peggyRCC.com

On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 8:36 AM, Tom Benzoni <benzonit at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mr. Latino:
> She is indeed the recipient of a fortuitous alignment of planetary bodies,
> the Swiss Cheese effect we all like.
> http://www.bafound.org/about-brain-aneurysms/brain-aneurysm-basics/brain-
> aneurysm-statistics-and-facts/
> You will note that a very large part of this is due to good leadership:
> *The EMS crew (likely attribution bias on my part) felt their Medical
> Director would, by protocol or personality, back up the by-pass decision.
> This concept was pushed by Demming many years ago.
>
> tom
>
> On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 6:39 AM, Bob Latino <blatino at reliability.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>>
>>
>> *Robert J. Latino, CEO*
>>
>> Reliability Center, Inc.
>>
>> 1.800.457.0645 <(800)%20457-0645>
>>
>> blatino at reliability.com
>>
>> www.reliability.com
>>
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