Ch 23: Understanding & Treating Brain Aneurysms

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Use the short lessons and mini-quizzes in this self-paced chapter to strengthen your understanding of brain aneurysms and their treatment. These study tools are available in a secure online environment and make it easy to complete an assignment, prepare for a test or excel on the job.

Understanding & Treating Brain Aneurysms - Chapter Summary

This chapter can measure your understanding of the basics of brain aneurysms, including their symptoms, causes and treatment. Explore our lessons to study different types of brain aneurysms, how they differ from similar medical issues and ways in which they can be prevented. Gauge your comprehension of these concepts using our multiple-choice quizzes and practice exam. Any questions you have can be submitted to our experts using the Dashboard. Around-the-clock computer and mobile access lets you study whenever and wherever your schedule permits. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Define a brain aneurysm
  • List and describe types of brain aneurysms
  • Share symptoms and causes of brain aneurysms
  • Explain ways to treat brain aneurysms and describe the recovery process
  • Describe risk factors of brain aneurysms and discuss prevention
  • Differentiate between a brain aneurysm and stroke
  • Discuss the symptoms and treatment of an unruptured brain aneurysm
  • Compare and contrast a brain aneurysm and brain bleed

8 Lessons in Chapter 23: Understanding & Treating Brain Aneurysms
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What is a Brain Aneurysm?

1. What is a Brain Aneurysm?

Did you ever want to learn what a brain aneurysm really is? This lesson goes over the technicalities of what an aneurysm actually is, why it may occur in the brain, and what that may lead to.

Types of Brain Aneurysms

2. Types of Brain Aneurysms

A brain aneurysm is a thin spot on an artery in the brain. As the patch weakens, the artery begins to bulge with blood. In this lesson, we'll differentiate between the two main types of aneurysms.

Brain Aneurysm: Symptoms & Causes

3. Brain Aneurysm: Symptoms & Causes

What could possibly go wrong if one little blood vessel bursts? It turns out, tons! Find out what could happen if this were to occur inside the brain and why it may occur in the first place.

Brain Aneurysm: Treatment & Recovery

4. Brain Aneurysm: Treatment & Recovery

This lesson will discuss details regarding a brain aneurysm. We will describe the details of treatment and recovery for both an unruptured and ruptured aneurysm.

Brain Aneurysm: Risk Factors & Prevention

5. Brain Aneurysm: Risk Factors & Prevention

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the basics of a brain aneurysm, what some of the known risk factors for its development are, and some preventative strategies for this problem.

Unruptured Brain Aneurysm: Symptoms & Treatment

6. Unruptured Brain Aneurysm: Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson describes what an unruptured brain aneurysm is and the symptoms that can help to identify that one is present. We will also discuss the treatments used to keep an aneurysm from rupturing.

Brain Aneurysm vs. Stroke

7. Brain Aneurysm vs. Stroke

This lesson delineates the difference between a brain aneurysm and stroke. You'll also find out how even though they are different, they may be related in specific circumstances.

Brain Bleed vs Brain Aneurysm

8. Brain Bleed vs Brain Aneurysm

Are you confused as to the difference between a brain bleed and a brain aneurysm? This lesson explains the major ways in which they are related and how they are different.

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