Emergency treatment for people whose aneurysms have ruptured and bled generally includes reducing pressure in an around the brain and restoring a normal breathing rhythm, followed by endovascular or surgical treatment. Other therapy may include bed rest, drug therapy, or hypertensive-hypervolemic therapy. Since each brain aneurysm is different, treatment is determined through careful consideration by your care team based on several factors, including; your age, overall health, extent of your condition, and your tolerance for certain medications.
This surgery involves placing a tiny metal clip around the base of the aneurysm to isolate it from normal blood circulation. This decreases the pressure on the aneurysm and prevents it from rupturing.
During this procedure, a small tube is inserted into the affected artery and positioned near the aneurysm. You surgeon may place either a soft metal coils (coil embolization) or a fine mesh stent (mesh embolization) to support artery walls, open them to reduce blood flow, and make the aneurysm it less likely to rupture. These procedures are less invasive than surgery.