Each year, 30,000 people in the
US suffer strokes due to cerebral
Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide.14-16
About Aneurysms and Stroke
A cerebral aneurysm is a weakened part of an artery in the brain that bulges and fills with blood. When it ruptures, blood spills into the surrounding brain tissue resulting in a hemorrhagic stroke.
Current Treatment Options
A variety of medical devices are currently available for treatment of brain aneurysms including small coiled metal wires (coils), stents, and other metal implants. These devices reduce blood flow into aneurysms and require the formation of blood clots and scar tissue to seal the aneurysm neck completely, which can result in slow and incomplete occlusions.11-13
Artio Medical is developing neurovascular embolization products.
The information provided is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician or qualified health provider regarding your condition and appropriate medical treatment. Individual symptoms, situations and circumstances may vary.