A friend of mine had a carotid aneurysm, but neither herself or her doctor apparently knew about it. She was struck suddenly with a stroke and was in the hospital and a rehab center for some time. She has therapy for months, but hasn't regained her ability to speak. She is also physically unstable.
I'm just wondering if there are any signs that an aneurysm is present, so it can be monitored. Apparently, nothing at all was noticed in my friend's case.
I think that if it had been somehow noticed and treated, she would be in a lot better shape.