Are brain aneurysms hereditary?
If you have an immediate family member who had an brain aneurysm, what is the likelihood of having one myself?
The likelihood of you having a brain aneurysm if one of your family members has one is rare, unless the aneurysm is caused by a hereditary disorder like polycystic kidney disease. Current recommendations state that if two or more family members (first degree relatives) have a aneurysm, then other family members should get screened with an MRI.
We were told by the Dr's here in NY that they can be Hereditary. My Uncle had one 20 years ago after 10 years the clips that they used slipped and he had to go back in and have new ones put in they went through 175 of them before finding one that wouldn't slip. His son is now being checked regularly atleast once a year and His brother has one that is inoperable that he is being monitored for. So just be aware of the symptoms and get checked annualy or atleast make your DR aware.
I've had the same question. My Mom, her middle sister and now the youngest of the three women are deceased and all had aneurysms. I've been told they are hereditary. My Mom was 70, sister no. 2 was 65 and the youngest was 59 when they passed away. My sister, who is 62 and I'm 48 have not had an MRI yet.
I have the same question. My mother had a stroke secondary to brain aneurysm and her father died of what they called a cerebral hemmorhage. I believe the two are one in the same but not 100% sure. Both were about same age of 60 yrs. Ty.
Many doctors will not say they are hereditary, but if you have had a mother die of one and a sister have to have one opperated on like I have you would believe otherwise. Anyone who has a mother or sibling with one should get checked by MRI or MRA. A CAT scan did not show my sisters....MRA is clearer when dealing with the brain. My mother was 58 and my sister was 33. I will get checked every 5 years per my doctor. In my opinion, it is better to be safe than sorry. I would not want my son having to go through with my mom.
my husband is 51yrs old.He just had aneurysm surgery b/4 christmas.The doctor's told him they do not know what causes an aneurysm or if it is hereditary. If your family members have one you need to have an mri done to check,especially if you have bad headaches.God Bless you all. Please get two opinions atleast from 2 different doctor's especially if it is in your brain.Go to a neurosurgeon.
My two brothers died two weeks apart from brain aneurysm. My oldest brother has brain cancer and our mother died from kidney failure so please get checked if you have any problems
Hi I am a servivor of having a ceribral anurisum my mom had 2 behind her right eye then in 2002 I had one also behind my right. Eye yes it is heretitary so if your having headaches plz get it checked out I now have memory loss and starting to lose my eye site in my right eye so don't fool around with health get it checked out hugs to all that lost a loved one and to all servivors
Ihad a ruptured brain aneurysm at age 34 my Mother had a ruptured aortic aneurysm at age 63 my father had an aortic aneurysm repaired at age 63 now my brother has a 3 mm brain aneurysm which they are gonna let grow to 7 mm like wow is this supposed to happen !!
i know a lot of people on here say they are not hereditary, but i have had multiple people in my family have them, 2 aunts on my fathers side died from them, my mothers brother died from one, and my mother has had two, one was the size of a 50 cent piece. that makes me not question that they run in familes. and im pretty much a ticking time bomb.
I too think they may be hereditary. Unfortunately, I get it from both sides. My dad, 3 of his brothers, and his mother all had aneurysms. My mother and her mother both had aneurysms as well. I'm very vigilant and follow the McDougall Plan and the Esselstyn plan as well. I'm really frightened that family history may catch up with me in spite of all my precautions.
In 2007 my father passed away from a aneurysm to the brain and now I was diagnosed in 2010 with a brain tumor which also causes 4 different kinds of seizures I've also had 2 strokes so my question is can the aneurysm be hereditary so I can have my doctors check to rule that out
I am 25 and have not scheduled my first MRI. My grandmother on my dads side was diagnosed at 34 with a brain aneurysm. My moms oldest sister 27 and youngest sister 28 died at those ages from brain aneurysms. I don't have any symptoms now but they were so young when they passed away I want to do all I can to be aware. My grandmother tells me to not worry because I have no symptoms but should I still get an MRI just in case?
My Grandmother, mother and 2 aunts all suffered massive ruptured aneurysms. You cannot convince me that they are not genetically related. None of them had kidney disease of any type.
I work in the Department of Neurosurgery and have a four generation family history of aneurysms. The expert answer here is correct. You should be screened every 5 years until you are 50 (recently asked our main aneurysm surgeon for confirmation for my own purposes). The familial intracranial study has noted that those with multiple first degree relatives affected will have a higher chance of having an aneurysm at an earlier than average age. Smoking is still a #1 risk factor as well. From the words of my neurosurgeon to you "If you want to have brain surgery, smoke cigarettes". Hope this helps anybody in the same boat as myself!
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