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Smoking Tied to Increased Risk for Unruptured Aneurysm

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Women who smoke cigarettes have an increased risk of having intracranial aneurysms, revealed a new study published online July 28 in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

The case-control study of over 500 women aged 30-60 years revealed that those with a history of smoking had about 4 times increased risk of having an unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA) in comparison with women without a history of smoking. Chronic hypertension was found to be associated with a threefold increased risk for UIA, compared with normotension… (Medscape

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