30,000 Experience Brain Aneurysm Rupture Each Year

March 24, 2015 12:36 AM

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30,000 Experience Brain Aneurysm Rupture Each Year

For over 14 years, Lisa Colagrossi was a fixture of New York television news. Last week, she died of a brain aneurysm at the age of 49.

Colagrossi is one of an estimated 30,000 people in the U.S. who experience a rupture of a brain aneurysm, a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery, according to the National Institutes of Health. Aneurysms typically form at the branches in the brain’s arteries where blood vessels are the weakes...

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