Aneurysm screening advised for relatives

Lifelong screening can be recommended for people with a strong family history of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, a Dutch study shows.

There are no formal screening recommendations for family members of those affected by the devastating condition, but the University Medical Center Utrecht has been running an informal program since 1993.

Five-yearly MRI scans are offered from age 18 for people with two or more affected first-degree relatives.

Publishing their findings last month,