3.1 This guidance relates to ruptured intracranial aneurysms. The Institute has also published separate guidance on the use of coil embolisation for unruptured intracranial aneurysms.
3.2 In 2002, the Royal College of Physicians published guidelines on the management of stroke, including subarachnoid haemorrhage.
The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.
NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.