Aneurysm Awareness Canada

A place where you can find useful and resourceful information about aneurysms.

Inspired by the recent personal experiences of a Torontonian high school student.

We are dedicated to raising awareness about aneurysms by providing useful yet motivational information and resources to the general public and those affected.

 

Famous Aneurysm Survivors

Fast fact

1 in 50 people will be diagnosed with an aneurysm every 18 minutes, get scanned today.
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IF THEY CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT TOO

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

How 2 time U.S Vice President, Joe Biden overcame his aneurysm surgeries.

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

Celebrating more than 50 years performing and being involved in music, producer, composer and writer Quincy Jones talks about beating his Brain Aneurysm

Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone

"We're taught to mourn death, to fear death. To agonise over death. We're not taught to celebrate and experience death as part of something that's natural."

Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels

See how American singer-songwriter, Bret Michaels overcame his ruptured brain aneurysm.

Dan Dotson

Dan Dotson

What can we Learn About Aneurysms from this Storage Wars Star?

Tamala Jones

Tamala Jones

A cerebral Aneurysm inspired skilled performer and actress ,Tamala Jones to be an advocate for healthy living.

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

Canadian singer-songwriter and painter, Joni Mitchell survived aneurysm at the age of 71.

Maryam d’Abo

Maryam d’Abo

English film and television actress, best known as Bond girl Kara Milovy in the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights.

Mario Batali

Mario Batali

Italian-American chef, writer, restaurateur, and Iron Chef host.

Terry Garr

Terry Garr

Oscar nominated American actress, comedienne, dancer and voice artist.

Kevin Sorbo

Kevin Sorbo

American actor, father of 3 and aneurysm survivor. See his inspiring Q&A

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

See how Game of Throne’s Emilia Clarke, recovered from a very recent brain aneurysm related surgery.

Learn about Aneurysm

Causes


List of symptoms


Diagnosis and Treatment


Recovery


What is an Aneurysm?

An aneurysm occurs when part of a blood vessel (artery) or cardiac chamber swells, – either the blood vessel is damaged, or there is a weakness in the wall of the blood vessel. As blood pressure builds up it balloons out at its weakest point. The swelling can be quite small or very large – when large it tends to extend along the blood vessel. As the aneurysm grows there is a greater risk of rupture – this can lead to severe hemorrhage, and other complications, including sudden death.

 

 

There are two main types of aneurysms:

  • Aortic aneurysm – occurs in the aorta. Can be abdominal, or thoracic (higher up)
  • Cerebral aneurysm – occurs in an artery in the brain.
  • People of any age and either sex can have an aneurysm.

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