An aneurysm is a weak area of a blood vessel’s wall that can occur in various body parts, such as the intestines, spleen, aorta, brain, neck, or kidneys. An Ezra full-body MRI may find them in your brain, abdomen, or pelvis; your physician will then help determine the best next steps are, depending on your particular situation. In addition to MRIs, there are a number of other ways to detect aneurysms, which are treated via a method known as coiling. There are a number of risk factors that can and can’t be helped, as well as potential signs to look out for.
A ruptured aneurysm can indeed be life-threatening, but can they be fatal? Unfortunately, the answer is yes: aneurysms may become fatal if they rupture, and one can die within minutes.
The best way to make sure you stay safe from a potential aneurysm rupture is vigilance: keep an eye out for potential signs, and get screened for them regularly if you know you’re at a high risk of developing them. You can learn more about our screening options here at Ezra by following this link.