Brain bypass surgery gives young man his life back at University Hospitals

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
CLEVELAND – On February 14, 2013, Eric Wagner told his wife to call 9-1-1 because he was feeling the worst that he had ever felt. He was rushed by EMS to University Hospitals (UH) Ahuja Medical Center, and then airlifted to UH Case Medical Center, where brain scans showed that he had a ruptured aneurysm, a leaking blister on a blood vessel that was letting blood flow into his brain.
To make matters worse, the aneurysm was located deep in his brain. Fortunately, UH neuroradiologist Jeffrey Sunshine, MD, PhD, closed off the blister with a series of small titanium coils that stemmed the blood flow to that weakened area.

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