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Purpose: Subjects allocated to endovascular coiling in the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) had better outcomes at 12 months and during follow-up extended to 7 years. Still, concern about the long term benefit remains because of possible aneurysm recurrence. Therefore, angiography is customarily performed over and over again at variable intervals. While the yield and risks associated with such an invasive follow-up have been addressed in several reports, less well studied are its psychosocial consequences. To elucidate the effects of repeated angiographies on mood, a subset of patients was extracted from our database encompassing 310 intracranial aneurysms coiled in 248 subjects from …
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