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Can brain aneurysms be inherited?

My father dies in his mid forties due to a ruptured brain aneurysm causing a sub arachnoid brain hemorrhage.
I am curious as a man in his mid thirties whether I would be at risk of having this too? And how common are they in under 40s?
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In most cases, brain aneurysms are not hereditary, and there is generally only a single case in a family. However, history of aneurysm in a first-degree family member (child, sibling, or parent) is a risk factor for developing an aneurysm.
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