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H.Res. 251: Expressing support for designation of September as “National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Mar 21, 2019 (Introduced).


IV

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 251

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 21, 2019

(for himself, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Gaetz, and Ms. Speier) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of September as National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.

Whereas an unruptured brain aneurysm can lead to double vision, vision loss, loss of sensation, weakness, loss of balance, uncoordination, and speech problems;

Whereas a brain aneurysm is often discovered when it ruptures and causes a subarachnoid hemorrhage;

Whereas a subarachnoid hemorrhage can lead to brain damage, hydrocephalus, stroke, and death;

Whereas each year, more than 30,000 people in the United States suffer from ruptured brain aneurysms, and 40 percent of these people die as a result;

Whereas annually, between 3,000 and 4,500 people in the United States with ruptured brain aneurysms die before reaching the hospital;

Whereas a number of advancements have been made in recent years regarding the detection of aneurysms, including the computerized tomography (CT) scan, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test, and the cerebral arteriogram, and early detection can save lives;

Whereas various research studies are currently being conducted in the United States in order to better understand, prevent, and treat brain aneurysms;

Whereas organizations, such as the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, serve as global leaders for brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy, and research funding; and

Whereas the month of September would be an appropriate month to designate as National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

supports the designation of a National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month; and

(2)

continues to support research to prevent, detect, and treat brain aneurysms.