“This video can help emergency room physicians and first responders recognize the symptoms of a brain aneurysm, leading to proper diagnosis and ultimately saving lives,” said Robert J. Singer, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt School o
Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 13, 2009
If early responders can recognize the symptoms of a brain aneurysm, the aneurysm can be treated before it ruptures, saving countless lives. With this in mind, The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has developed an educational video - Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms: Life vs. Death – and distributed it to more than 4,000 early responders across the United States and Canada.
An estimated 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm, a weak bulging spot on the wall of a brain artery. Individuals who receive treatment for an unruptured aneurysm generally require less rehabilitative therapy and recover more quickly than those that survive a ruptured aneurysm.
Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms: Life vs. Death can help ensure the proper diagnosis of brain aneurysms. Designed to educate primary care physicians, emergency room physicians and first responders on the early detection of brain aneurysms, this 20 minute video focuses on recognizing the symptoms related to a brain aneurysm and performing appropriate diagnostic brain imaging to determine if an aneurysm is present.
Four thousand copies of the video have been distributed to emergency room physicians across the United States and Canada. It can also be acquired by calling 888-272-4602 or emailing office at bafound dot org.
The video Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms: Life vs. Death has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for CME to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.
“Because an estimated one in fifty people in North America has an undiagnosed brain aneurysm, early detection is critical,” said Robert J. Singer, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. “This video can help emergency room physicians and first responders recognize the symptoms of a brain aneurysm, leading to proper diagnosis and ultimately saving lives.”
For more information on The Brain Aneurysm Foundation and Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms: Life vs. Death, please visit http://www.bafound.org.
About the Brain Aneurysm Foundation
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston, MA on August 19, 1994 as a public charity. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures.