Case Study

The Challenge

Conditions due to elevated blood pressure, stress, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations as well as other causes leading to brain hemorrhages, maybe even a loss of life.

The Solution

The latest in technology could be very helpful to tread such conditions. But it is imperative to cultivate an environment that could help with prevention. Awareness to this type of condition is what the Sia Foundation is all about.

What Are The Numbers?

We Are Considering Everything

People in the US with an unruptured brain aneurysm

Approximate amount of people who suffer a brain aneurysm rupture in the US

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Approximate amount of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) who die before reaching the hospital.

How many out of 7 people who recover from a ruptured brain aneurysm will have disabilities.

Questions Regarding Brain Hemorrhages

What Is A Brain Hemorrhage?

A Brain Hemorrhage is a type of stroke caused by an artery in the brain bursting and causing localized bleeding in the surrounding tissues.  This is bleeding kills the brain cells.  The Greek root for blood is hemo. Hemoorrhage literaly means “Blood” bursting forth.

What Happens During A Brain Hemorrhage?

When Blood from trauma irritates brain tissues, it causes swelling. The pooled blood collects into a mass called a hematoma. These conditions increase pressure on nearby brain tissue, which reduces vital blood flow. Bleeding can occur inside the brain, between the brain and the membranes that cover it, between the layers of the brains covering or between the skull and the covering of the brain.

What Causes Bleeding In The Brain?

There are several risk factors and causes of Brain Hemorrhages to include: Brain Tumors, High Blood Pressure, Aneurysm, Stroke, Concussions and Head Trauma injury, which is the most common cause of bleeding in the brain for those younger than age 50.

Signs and Symptoms of Brain Hemorrhage:

*Sudden severe headache
*Weakness in arm or leg
*Nausea or vomiting
*Decreased alertness
*Lethargy
*Changes in vision
*Tingling or numbness,
*Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
*Difficulty swallowing
*Difficulty writing or reading
*Loss of fine motor skills-such as hand tremors
*Loss of coordination
*Loss of balance
*An abnormal sense of taste
*Loss of consciousness
*Seizures with no previous history of seizures

If you exhibit any of the above mentioned symptoms, you may have a brain hemorrahge. This is a life threatening condition, and you should call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.

  • Black 8%
  • White 78.5%
  • Asian 3.9%
  • Hispanic 9.5%

Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Risk of Intracranial Hemorrhage Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

This study was designed to study racial/ethnic differences in the risk for intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) and the effect of warfarin on ICH risk among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Between 1995 and 2000, we identified 18,867 qualifying AF hospitalizations (78.5% white, 8% black, 9.5% Hispanic, and 3.9% Asian) and 173 qualifying ICH events over 3.3 years follow-up. Achieved anticoagulation intensity was lower among blacks but not different between the other groups.