Revolutionizing Brain Health: Contour System Promises Swift, Minimally Invasive Treatment for Unruptured Aneurysms

Innovative device eradicates brain aneurysms

A new device is helping to destroy brain aneurysms before they cause a stroke or worse. More than six million people in the U.S. have an unruptured brain aneurysm, but most are unaware of it until it’s too late. Traditional surgery for aneurysms involves stents and coils, but a new nationwide clinical trial is testing the contour neurovascular system, which aims to block off the aneurysm without the need for these devices.

Judy Sadler experienced a scary moment when she woke up with a bad nosebleed and high blood pressure, fearing she may have a stroke. An MRI revealed an unruptured brain aneurysm in the front part of her brain. Neurointerventional surgeon Ian Kaminsky explains that when an aneurysm ruptures in the brain, the results can be devastating, with a high percentage of people dying or experiencing severe disability.

The procedure for treating brain aneurysms using the contour device is less invasive and has a quicker recovery time. Judy was back at work just three days after her procedure, feeling better and more active. Research on the contour device is expected to continue for a few more years before seeking FDA approval

A new device is helping to destroy brain aneurysms before they cause a stroke or worse. More than six million people in the U.S. have an unruptured brain aneurysm, but most are unaware of it until it’s too late. Traditional surgery for aneurysms involves stents and coils, but a new nationwide clinical trial is testing…

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