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Research shows aneurysms can develop recently

Cerebral aneurysms are commonly believed to exist for decades and undergo only sporadic changes but new research suggests that cerebral aneurysms seem to change more rapidly than previously assumed and develop rather recently in a patient’s life, reports [s]Health-Canal[/s]. The researchers confirmed that brain arteries and aneurysms consist of very different proteins. ‘The aneurysms in patients who had a history of risk factors had significantly younger collagen than those of patients with no increased risk factors,’ said Dr Loch Macdonald, who holds the [b]Keenan Chair in Surgery at St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto[/b]. ‘This suggests that patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms may benefit from regulating high blood pressure and quitting smoking.’

[link url=http://www.healthcanal.com/brain-nerves/50420-new-findings-challenge-old-notions-of-cerebral-aneurysm-development.html]Full Health-Canal report[/link]
[link url=http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/45/3/670.abstract?sid=8b949d44-cdd4-43b1-9940-1e50b02e7997]Stroke abstract[/link]

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