Treatment of Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms in the 21st Century: Coils, Stents and Beyond

Guilherme Dabus, M.D., with Miami Neuroscience Center and Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, will discuss the symptoms to look for when considering a diagnosis of unruptured cerebral aneurysms and what to consider to formulate a treatment strategy for patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms.

Interventional Neuroradiology Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute

Target Audience

Adult and Pediatric Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Stroke Neurologists, Neuroradiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Critical Care Physicians, Neurointensivists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Rehabilitation and Pain Management Specialists, as well as other specialists interested in the field of neuroscience.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the epidemiology and natural course of unruptured cerebral aneurysms.
  • Recognize the symptoms associated with unruptured cerebral aneurysms. 
  • Implement severity scores for unruptured cerebral aneurysms.
  • Formulate a treatment strategy for patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms.
Additional information
  • Juvela, S., Porras, M., & Poussa, K. (2008). Natural history of unruptured intracranial aneurysms: probability of and risk factors for aneurysm rupture. Journal of neurosurgery, 108(5), 1052-1060.
  • Molyneux, A. J., Kerr, R. S., Birks, J., Ramzi, N., Yarnold, J., Sneade, M., ... & ISAT collaborators. (2009). Risk of recurrent subarachnoid haemorrhage, death, or dependence and standardised mortality ratios after clipping or coiling of an intracranial aneurysm in the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT): long-term follow-up. The Lancet Neurology, 8(5), 427-433.
  • Pierot, L., Cognard, C., Spelle, L., & Moret, J. (2012). Safety and efficacy of balloon remodeling technique during endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms: critical review of the literature. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 33(1), 12-15.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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Guilherme Dabus, M.D.
Medical Director, Fellowship Program in Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Baptist Hospital of Miami
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida


Kevin Abrams, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for and shareholder in Keystone Heart.

Guilherme Dabus, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Microvention/Terumo, Medtronic, Penumbra and Cerenovus, and on the speakers bureau for Microvention/Terumo, Medtronic and Penumbra. He is a proctor for Medtronic. Dr. Dabus is also a shareholder in Surpass Medical/Stryker, Medina/Medtronic, InNeuro Co and Three Rivers Medical. 

Daniel D’Amour, M.D., Felipe De Los Rios, M.D., Karel Fuentes, M.D., Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D., Ph.D., Kunal Patel, M.S., Amy K. Starosciak, Ph.D., and Jayme Strauss, R.N., MSN, indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentation(s) or discussion(s).

Bruno V. Gallo, M.D., indicated that he is on speakers bureau for Teva Pharmaceuticals and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. He receives grant support for Medtronic International, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Glaxo-SmithKline and St. Jude Medical, Inc. Dr. Gallo serves as a consultant for Cyberonics, Teva Pharmaceuticals, St. Jude Medical, ONS Inc. and Sugimon LLC. 

Italo Linfante, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Medtronic, Stryker and Penumbra. He is a shareholder in InNeuro Co.

Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, M.D., indicated that he is on the speakers bureau for Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and UCB.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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