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endovascular service performed 875 procedures of which 420
were neurovascular interventions.
Center produces newsletters throughout the year to update
community physicians regarding activities and new treatments
available at the center.
annual cerebrovascular meeting is held, with emphasis every
third to fourth year on an international meeting to discuss
new treatment options for neurovascular disease.
other years the meeting is geared toward local physicians
and emergency room physicians, to help identify patients
appropriate for acute interventions at tertiary care centers.
Center is actively involved with national and international
studies including the International Study of Unruptured
Intracranial Aneurysms, Familial Intracranial Aneurysms,
and national protocols regarding the use of interventional
monthly neurovascular support group has been instrumental
in assisting patients and families in the understanding
of their neurovascular disease and treatment options.
support group has been a great success
and has been emulated at other institutions. Patients
from throughout the New England area attend the support
group to obtain more information about their disease.
Aneurysm/AVM Center has also been involved in aneurysm
awareness for the community. The definition and recognition
of signs and symptoms of intracranial aneurysm have
been the main targets of an annual aneurysm awareness
week which concludes with a symposium that is free
raise money to help in the support and education of
patients and their families.
is an exciting time in the management of neurovascular
With development of new endovascular techniques for
the treatment of neurovascular disease, the MGH Aneurysm/AVM
Center remains at the forefront of studies involved
with the design and trial of these techniques in appropriately
chosen neurovascular patients.
open to the public. The MGH Aneurysm/AVM Neurovascular
Center has strong ties to the national Brain Aneurysm
Foundation. The Foundation was formed and is run by
aneurysm patients and their families.
Brain Aneurysm Foundation hosts fundraising events
such as an annual "Arterial Challenge" road
race as well as other activities
continued collaboration of Neurology, Neurosurgery
and Interventional Neuroradiology makes it possible
to offer patients the full gambit of treatment options
for a given neurovascular problem.
information about the work being done at MGH contact
Dr. Christopher S. Ogilvy, 55 Fruit Street, VBK710
Boston, MA 02114