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Brett Michaels Brain Aneurysm

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From TMZ.com, I think this is the latest info available for anyone interested:
Bret Michaels doesn't just need good medical attention to survive his current condition -- he also needs luck.

According to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, people who don't receive proper medical treatment after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage have a 20% to 30% chance of experiencing a second bleed within the first month -- and the odds of surviving a second bleed are extremely slim.

Cedars states, "Recurrent bleeding has a 70% mortality rate."

Fortunately, Michaels is reportedly being treated in a capable medical center.

However, it appears as though Michaels is already beating the odds -- Cedars reports that roughly 1/3 of people who have a subarachnoid hemorrhage die during the hemorrhage because of extensive brain damage. Obviously, Michaels has already cleared that hurdle.

As for Michaels' treatment, Cedars warns, "Because of the ominous prognosis with delayed definitive therapy, referral to a center of excellence with experience in treating subarachnoid hemorrhage is imperative."

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/23/brett-michaels-odds-cedars-sinai-medical-center-subarachnoid-hemorrhage/#ixzz0m14okttl

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Posted : 24/04/2010 10:33 am
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I am very concerned about it from a Health Sciences and personal standpoint. I'm just devastated to hear the news this morning and can do nothing but state my feelings - I am very sorry, and would wish the absolute best and pray for a miracle; or do anything if it helped.

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Posted : 24/04/2010 11:59 am
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According to TMZ.com right now he's awake, talking, and in good spirits. The next 24--48 hours are critical, but things seem to be going better than expected.

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Posted : 24/04/2010 8:22 pm