After speculation about the health of Chinese Xi Jinping, it was revealed that he was suffering from cerebral aneurysm and was admitted to the hospital last year. According to media reports, Jinping favored traditional Chinese medicine over surgery as a means of treatment. In March 2019, Jinping’s movements were an unusual gender that was noticed during his visit to Italy.
According to a report by news agency ANI, during a public speech in Shenzhen in October 2020, the delay in his appearance, slow speech, and coughing again sparked speculation about his ill health. The Chinese president’s health report comes at a time when the country is reeling from rising oil and gas prices and the impact of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
What is cerebral aneurysm?
A cerebral aneurysm, also known as an intracranial aneurysm, is a swelling in a blood vessel in the brain. This expansion can become thin and burst like a foscar without any warning.
“If the brain aneurysm expands and the blood vessel wall becomes too thin, the aneurysm will rupture and there will be bleeding around the brain. This phenomenon is called subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and may cause a hemorrhagic stroke,” said Indraprastha. Consultant Neurologist, Dr. PN Renzen, Consultant Stroke and Neurologist says.
If ruptured, a brain aneurysm can quickly become life-threatening and requires rapid treatment.
How is a cerebral aneurysm diagnosed?
Dr. Renzen revealed that there are several tests available to diagnose brain aneurysms and determine the best treatment. “Tests such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cerebral angiography, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis can help identify the aneurysm and reveal its size, location, and whether it has ruptured.” . .
Can a patient survive a cerebral aneurysm?
Dr. Dinesh Chowdhury. Clinical Associate (Neurology), Stroke Fellow, Department of Neurology, Indraprastha told Apollo Hospital’s Financial Express.com that it is possible for a patient with a brain aneurysm to survive.
“You can live with an aortic aneurysm and there are many ways to prevent amputation or worse, rupture. The new treatment option means aneurysm and no longer the automatic death penalty, ”said Dr. Chowdhury.
What causes cerebral aneurysm?
According to doctors, cerebral aneurysms are formed when the walls of the arteries of the brain become thin and weak. “Aneurysms are usually formed at the branch point of an artery because these segments are the weakest. Sometimes, cerebral aneurysms can appear from birth, usually as a result of an abnormality of an artery wall,” Dr. Renzen told Financial Express.com.
Dr. Renzen reports that cerebral aneurysms are sometimes the result of inherited risk factors. It can also be caused by other risk factors, such as untreated high blood pressure, smoking, and drug use over time. It is noteworthy that intravenous drug abuse is a cause of infectious mycotic aneurysms.
“There are some less common risk factors (mycotic aneurysms) such as head injuries, brain tumors or arterial wall infections,” he added.
“High blood pressure, cigarette smoking, diabetes, and high cholesterol put one at risk for atherosclerosis (a blood vessel disease in which fat accumulates inside the arterial walls), which can increase the risk of a fusiform aneurysm,” he said. Dr. Chowdhury.
What are the statistics of its occurrence in India?
In India, about 76,500-204,100 new cases of cerebral aneurysm are reported each year. According to a report by Neurology India, it is not yet known how many patients with cerebral aneurysm receive appropriate treatment.
“Since intracranial aneurysms are most common between the ages of 35 and 60 and about 40% of ruptures are fatal, a large number of disability-compatible life years are wasted. It added that about 62% of India’s population is under 60 years of age, “the survey said.
What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm?
According to physicians and health experts, most patients with a brain aneurysm show no symptoms. However, sometimes some symptoms occur such as headache (rare, if uninterrupted), eye pain, vision change, and decreased eye movement. When a person is diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm, they may experience stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, drowsiness, stretched pupils, loss of consciousness, loss of balance or coordination, sensitivity to light, and back or leg pain.