What is nMx doing?
The need for accurate diagnosis in order to properly treat brain aneurysms is critical for the survival of patients. A large part of diagnosis is education on the signs and symptoms so a proper course of action may be taken.
That is why nutraMetrix Custom Health Solutions is spearheading the charge to educate Health Professionals and their patients on the dangers of brain aneurysms. nutraMetrix is currently installing new protocols and trainings geared toward helping dedicated Health Professionals in the accurate and timely diagnosis of brain aneurysms.
These resources will include:
- Free educational webinars available to both Health Professionals and patients
- Redesigned curriculums, trainings and courses offered across the country through nutraMetrix Custom Health Solutions and the nutraMetrix Educational Institute (nEI), a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing continuing health care education.
- Downloads and literature available for Health Professionals and their patients as quick resource guides to understanding and detecting the signs and symptoms of brain aneurysms.
In addition, the nutraMetrix medical faculty, senior advisors and science team will provide regular features and updates about the latest news and research on aneurysms.
Loren’s story has touched millions of people around the world. Her drive, dedication and desire are a true inspiration, and her goal for shining a light on the issue of aneurysm awareness is one nutraMetrix is proud to support.
Aneurysm Facts and Statistics
- It is estimated that six million people in the United States – or 1 in 50 – have an unruptured brain aneurysm. About 30,000 of those suffer a brain aneurysm rupture each year.
- Every 18 minutes, a brain aneurysm ruptures. In 40% of these cases, they are fatal.
- Of those who survive a ruptured brain aneurysm, about 66% suffer permanent neurological damage.
- Aneurysms larger than one inch are referred to as “giant” aneurysms and can pose a particularly high risk and can be difficult to treat.
- Women suffer from brain aneurysms at a ratio of 3:2 compared to men.
- The cost of a brain aneurysm treated by coiling increases by about 70% after an aneurysm has ruptured. The cost of a brain aneurysm treated by clipping via open brain surgery more than doubles once an aneurysm has ruptured.
- Up to 15% of patients diagnosed with a brain aneurysm will harbor more than one aneurysm.
- Brain aneurysms are most prevalent in people ages 35 – 60. Most aneurysms develop after the age of 40.
- There are almost 500,000 deaths worldwide each year caused by brain aneurysms. Half the victims are younger than 50.
- Approximately 15% of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) – bleeding in the brain as a result of an aneurysm or head injury – die before reaching the hospital.
- Accurate, early diagnosis is critical. Misdiagnosis or delays in diagnosis occur in up to 25% of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Failure to do a scan results in 73% of these misdiagnoses. This makes SAH a low-frequency, high-risk disease.
Source: The Brain Aneurysm Foundation