Critical Care: Endovascular therapy may save patients with severe cerebral aneurysm bleeding

November 2005 
Volume 35  Number 11
Pages 32cc8 - 32cc8
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Patients with severe cerebral aneurysm bleeding typically don't receive aggressive treatment because of their dismal prospects. But according to researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles, endovascular therapy, which uses catheters to place platinum coils in an aneurysm and block blood flow to the aneurysm, can be used on patients too ill for traditional (and more invasive) surgical aneurysm clipping.

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