Real Science, Real Innovation: Hemorrhagic Stroke

In the blink of an eye, everything can change.  There are no warning signs to a blocked blood vessel, and the effects can be devastating.  A hemorrhagic stroke, or what is also called a ruptured brain aneurysm, occurs when the walls of blood vessels are weakened, resulting in a blood-filled bulge.  If left untreated, the aneurysm may rupture, causing a hemorrhagic stroke.  Immediate and specialized treatment is a key element to minimize the damage, and survival depends on the expertise and speed with which a patient is treated.


The Stroke Team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital knows that time is critical, which is why they have honed treatment down to the second.  They treat every stroke patient individually – no two aneurysms are the same, and each patient receives unique treatment based on their symptoms.  The specialized critical care unit assigns a team to each patient and supervises the progress to help improve overall outcome.  Our specialists treat hemorrhagic stroke patients with the most technologically advanced treatments available:



  • GDC, or Guglielmi detachable coil treatment, is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses a small catheter to place the coil in the aneurysm to prevent further bleeding.
  • Stenting uses an imaging technique to guide a balloon-tipped catheter into the blocked artery or vein, where it then inflates to remove the blockage.


To find out more about the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Stroke Center, visit us online at  Stroke/Cerebrovascular Disease or call 314-TOP-DOCS (314-867-3627) or toll-free 866-867-3627.\

Other topics in the Real Science, Real Innovation series:
November: Lung Cancer
December: Pancreatic Cancer
January: Stroke TPA Treatment
February: Heart Attack and STEMI
March: Colon Cancer
April: Atrial Fibrillation
May: Hemorrhagic Stroke
June: Breast Cancer
July: Leukemia
August: Stroke
September: Prostate Cancer
October: Neurosurgery

Stroke Survivor Walks America

Mycle Brandy is walking across the United States to raise funds for stroke research and raise awareness of the role of exercise in stroke prevention and recovery. Recently, he took that message to Barnes-Jewish.


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