3 Further information

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.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
January 2005

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of coil embolisation of ruptured intracranial aneurysms', October 2004.

Information for patients

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.