"The aneurysm is the common cause of hemorrhagic stroke. Many patients do not know that they have aneurysms before the hemorrhage." At the "Stroke Prevention and Control" Session of the 8th U.S.-China Health Summit, Y·Jonathan Zhang pointed out that Cao Cao, a phenomenon Chinese politician of the Three Kingdoms, may have an aneurysm which may be the cause of his death.
Y.Jonathan Zhang, Co-Chair of the Cerebrovascular Center of the Houston Methodist Hospital, U.S.
"Treating Hemorrhagic Stroke with Neurosurgery"
Y·Jonathan Zhang claimed that arachnoid hemorrhage could be caused by aneurysm rupture. The hemorrhage rate in China is much higher than that in Western countries. After the hemorrhage, 10% to 15% of patients will die instantly. 40% to 50% of patients will die within 30 days. Even if the patient recovers, nearly 50% of them will be disabled. It is a very serious disease, as the possibility of the recurrence of hemorrhage within the first 48 hours is quite high and the consequences are unimaginable.
In addition, Y·Jonathan Zhang pointed out that stroke is a huge social medical problem. Although hemorrhagic stroke is only a small part of stroke and there are only 15%, about 220,000 patients in the U.S., but in China, stroke, especially cerebral hemorrhage, is a major cause of disability, illness and death.
According to Western countries’ studies, 2% of the adult populations have unbroken aneurysms, which may rupture and cause severe embolism one day. In the 1970s, Athens professors successfully treated aneurysms with surgery and could protect the normal blood vessels.
All in all, hemorrhagic stroke is a deadly disease. It has a huge impact on society, economy and public health. Intravascular intervention, with great progress especially in equipment and tactics, has become a major force in the treatment.