High Volumes and Innovative Brain Aneurysm Treatments Translate to High-Quality Outcomes

Hackensack University Medical Center Successfully Applies Flow Diversion for Aneurysm Treatment

High Volume Brain Aneurysm

Hackensack University Medical Center leads the nation in quality outcomes for treating ruptured brain aneurysms using advanced endovascular techniques and flow diversion.

Broadly, ruptured brain (cerebral) aneurysms can be fatal in up to half of all cases. At Hackensack University Medical Center, 88 percent of the people treated for a ruptured brain aneurysm survive and go on to lead disability-free lives.

Using advanced endovascular techniques in these cases over 90 percent of the time, Hackensack University Medical Center surpasses most of the largest hospital systems in the country, reporting modified Rankin Scale scores of 0, 1 and 2 at long-term follow-up. The center achieves this 88 percent of the time, compared to around 60 percent at the majority of major neurovascular centers nationwide.

Ruptured aneurysms are treated by dual trained vascular neurosurgeons on day one, working closely with the neuro critical care team taking extreme vigilance to prevent ancillary problems. Hackensack University Medical Center also is one of the first hospitals in the country to apply flow diversion for treating ruptured cerebral aneurysms. For unruptured aneurysms, patients who undergo minimally invasive endovascular treatment are often able to return home the following day.

While advanced endovascular and microsurgical techniques including cutting-edge flow diversion protocols developed exclusively at Hackensack University Medical Center have resulted in substantially better patient outcomes, high patient volumes also contribute to the team’s success. Hackensack University Medical Center treats over 100 brain aneurysm cases a year versus the 20 to 30 annual cases typical of most programs.

Learn more about innovative neurological treatments at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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