Revolutionizing Brain Aneurysm Treatment: Contour Neurovascular System Takes the Spotlight

Innovative device eradicates brain aneurysms

A new device is revolutionizing the treatment of brain aneurysms in the United States. More than six million people have an unruptured brain aneurysm, but most are unaware of it until it’s too late. Judy Sadler, like many others, woke up with a bad nosebleed and high blood pressure, fearing she may have a stroke. An MRI revealed an unruptured brain aneurysm in the front part of her brain.

Neurointerventional surgeon Ian Kaminsky explains that when an aneurysm ruptures in the brain, the results can be devastating, with a high percentage of people dying or experiencing severe disability. Traditional surgery for aneurysms involves stents and coils, but a new nationwide clinical trial is testing the contour neurovascular system, which aims to block off the aneurysm without the need for these devices. The procedure is less invasive and has a quicker recovery time.

Judy was back at work just three days after her procedure, feeling better and more active. Research on the contour device is expected to continue for a few more years before seeking FDA approval. The goal is to enroll 200 patients across the country to study the effectiveness of the device in treating brain aneurysms. The hope is that this device will offer a new, safer option for those who may be at risk of a ruptured aneurysm.

The contour neurovascular system works by using heat to shrink and seal off blood vessels that feed into the aneurysm. This allows doctors to treat even complex cases without having to use traditional surgical techniques or harmful radiation treatments.

The technology behind this device has been around for several years now, but it’s only recently become available for widespread use in clinical trials. As such, there is still much research needed before it can be approved by regulatory agencies like the FDA.

Despite this hurdle, experts believe that once approved, this device could revolutionize how we treat brain aneurysms in this country.

“We’re excited about what we’ve seen so far,” said Dr. Kaminsky.

“This technology has shown great promise in early studies and we believe it could be a game-changer for patients with unruptured brain aneurysms.”

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