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Health beat: Specialists screening when to leave brain aneurysms alone

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[Star Tribune, September 27, 2015] Doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital have had success treating brain aneurysms with new, thicker "Pipeline" stents that direct blood past the potentially deadly bulges in blood vessels in the brain. And they’re studying a spherical WEB stent that does the same for tricky aneurysms that form at the junctures of these vessels.

But an equally intriguing approach to brain aneurysms is being monitored at the Minneapolis hospital: Doing nothing. Read the story at startribune.com.

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