Bruno Mars' mother dies of brain aneurysm
Joyce Park stashed this in Brain injury
Bernadette Hernandez was 55 and an emigree from the Philippines who learned to dance hula.
Aneurysms can strike at any age, any ethnicity, without warning?
Yes but it's not really a disease of the old. It very often afflicts the young(ish) and fit and female -- and I believe the fatality rate is higher in young(ish) fit people -- people who seem to be doing everything right when it comes to their health. When you hear about a young fit type-A woman dropping dead suddenly, there aren't too many things it can be.
Yeah, it does strike me that most people who die of an aneurysm are athletic.
Is it considered a disease or just something that happens?
Just something that happens. It's more or less impossible to predict or screen for -- as one of my doctors told my mom, "Well her blood pressure is high but there are 50 million people with higher blood pressure who won't have aneurysms" -- and honestly they seem to know very little about how it develops. Treatment is largely in the hands of surgeons, who are... not research minded, if you know what I mean.
I do. Are there any research foundations studying aneurysms or just stroke.org ?