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Here’s what you need to know about brain aneurysms.

It’s hard not to feel apprehensive whenever a famous celebrity dies suddenly of a brain aneurysm; the news is shocking and devastating. After all, nobody appears to be at risk of developing this lethal illness.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a brain aneurysm (also known as a cerebral aneurysm) is a bulge in a cerebral artery that causes bleeding. Hemorrhages occur when a bursting aneurysm causes pressure on nearby brain or nerve tissue, causing the aneurysm to burst and release its contents. Dr. Karishma Patwa, a cardiologist at Manhattan Cardiology and a Lab Finder contributor, discusses the possibility of a frightening health problem, the risk factors associated with it, and any warning signals that may be present. Read the article.